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Local Electoral Area 
Boundary Committee Report 2013 

Tuarascail an Choiste um Theorainneacha 

Toghlimistear Aitiuil 2013 



Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee 

Report 2013 

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Contents 

Page no. 

Presentation of Report to Minister 5 

Glossary of terms 6 

1 . Terms of reference, policy context and summary of recommendations 7 

2. Appointment of the Committee and working methods 13 

3. Application of the terms of reference and issues arising 16 

4. Examination of local authorities and recommendations 

Carlow 21 

Cavan 24 

Clare 27 

Cork County 31 

Donegal 37 

Dublin City 41 

Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown 47 

Fingal 51 

Galway City 55 

Galway County 58 

Kerry 62 

Kildare 66 

Kilkenny 70 

Laois 74 

Leitrim 78 

Limerick (merger of Limerick City and Limerick County) 81 

Longford 87 

Louth 90 

Mayo 94 

Meath 98 

Monaghan 102 

Offaly 105 

Roscommon 108 

Sligo 111 

South Dublin 114 

Tipperary (merger of North Tipperary and South Tipperary) 1 1 8 

Waterford (merger of Waterford City and Waterford County) 1 23 

Westmeath 129 

Wexford 133 

Wicklow 137 

Appendices 

I Rules of procedure 141 

II Press notice inviting submissions 142 

I I I List of submissions received 1 43 

IV Maps showing the local electoral areas decided in 2008 153 



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Attachments 

Larger maps of local electoral areas are included in the plastic pouch inside the back cover 
of this report in respect of the following geographic areas: 

• Ireland 

• Dublin City 

• Cork County 



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Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., 

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, 
Custom House, 
Dublin 1. 



Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee Report 2013 



Dear Minister, 

You appointed us as members of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee on 15 
November 2012 to review and make recommendations on the division of each council area, 
other than Cork City, into local electoral areas, and to make recommendations on the 
number of members of each council to be assigned to each local electoral area. 

The Committee observed its statutory requirements in preparing its report and 
recommendations. 

On behalf of the Committee I submit to you our report and recommendations in this matter. 



Yours sincerely, 



Gerry Kearney, 
Chairperson, 

Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. 
29 May 2013 



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Glossary of terms 

The Committee 

The Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee, established by the Minister for the 
Environment, Community and Local Government. 

Electoral divisions 

These are the smallest administrative areas for which population statistics are published. 
There are 3,440 electoral divisions in the State. Electoral divisions are referred to by their 
established statutory names. In some cases, these names differ from addresses and place 
names currently used. 

Local electoral areas or electoral areas 

Under local government legislation, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local 
Government is responsible for dividing each county and city into electoral areas (also 
referred to as local electoral areas) for the purposes of local elections. Generally, a number 
of electoral divisions are grouped to form an electoral area. 

Putting People First - Action Programme for Effective Local Government 

Launched on October 16 th 2012, the Action Programme outlines Government policy for the 
reform and development of the local government system in Ireland. 

Municipal District 

The Action Programme provides that municipal districts will form a new tier of local 
governance at sub-county level. Each county council is to comprise a number of municipal 
districts. Councillors will be elected simultaneously in local electoral areas to both a 
municipal district and county council. In the vast majority of cases the municipal district is to 
be based on the local electoral area. The review of the Committee recommends that, in line 
with the Action Programme, in some specified instances a municipal district would comprise 
more than one local electoral area. 

Borough District 

Areas that currently include a borough council are to be designated with the title 'Borough 
District'. 

Metropolitan District 

The Action Programme provides that in the case of Waterford and Limerick, a 'Metropolitan 
District' would be formed for the city area, comprising multiple local electoral areas. 



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1. Terms of reference, policy context and summary of 
recommendations 



1.1. Terms of reference 

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government appointed the 
Committee on 15 November 2012 to review and make recommendations on the division of 
each council area, other than Cork City, into local electoral areas, and to make 
recommendations on the number of members of each council to be assigned to each local 
electoral area. 

The Committee's terms of reference were as follows: 

1 . To review and make recommendations on the division of each council area, other than 
Cork City, into local electoral areas, and to make recommendations on the number of 
members of each council to be assigned to each local electoral area. 

2. The Committee should have regard to the population as ascertained at census 2011, 
to the Government's Action Programme for Effective Local Government and to the 
decision of Government to merge the councils of Limerick City and Limerick County, 
North Tipperary and South Tipperary, Waterford City and Waterford County and make 
its recommendations accordingly. 

3. (a) The recommendations on local electoral areas will provide the basis for the 

configuration of the municipal districts to be established in counties outside Dublin. 
Local electoral areas should be formulated to facilitate this and the Committee 
should have regard to the Government's Action Programme for Effective Local 
Government in doing this, 
(b) Generally, each municipal district will consist of a single electoral area. However in 
some particular circumstances, for example for reasons such as geographic 
coherence, population, or other factors related to the configuration of municipal 
districts such as the definition of 'metropolitan' municipal districts within the unified 
authorities in Limerick and Waterford, a district may comprise more than one local 
electoral area. 

4. Local electoral areas should be designed, as far as possible, around the existing 
boroughs and other municipal towns and large urban centres which do not currently 
enjoy municipal status. Local electoral areas should generally be named accordingly. 

5. In recommending changes to local electoral areas, the Committee should take due 
account of local and community identities and linkages and, as far as practicable, of 
existing local authority electoral and administrative areas. 

6. The number of councillors representing a local electoral area should typically be 7 and 
not more than 10 or less than 6. 



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7. Within any city or county the variance in representation of each local electoral area 
from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, be within a range 
of +/- 10%. 

8. The number of members shall be fixed at 63 in Dublin City Council. The number of 
members shall be fixed at 55 in Cork County Council. 

9. Subject to a minimum total of 18 and a maximum total of 40 members of every other 
council- 

• there should be one member for every 4,830 population in each council area; 

• in addition, and subject to a maximum of four additional members per council 
except where councils are merging: 

o in counties where there are existing town councils there should be four 
additional members per Borough Council and one additional member per 
Town Council, and 

o in cases where the city and county councils are being merged, i.e. Limerick 
and Waterford, there should be five additional members. 



1.2. Policy context 

The work of the Committee took place in the context of major changes being advanced in 
relation to local government in Ireland. These are set out in the Government policy 
document 'Putting People First - Action Programme for Effective Local Government', 
published on 16 October 2012. 

When announcing the review of the local electoral area boundaries, the Minister indicated 
that the establishment of the Committee would be an important step in implementing the 
Action Programme" . 

Key features of the new local government arrangements, as described in the summary of the 
Action Programme, are: 

There will be a rationalised organisation integrating town and county governance 
with a reduction of some 500 councillors involving the replacement of 114 local 
authorities with 31 integrated authorities organised on the basis of municipal 
districts within counties. 

Municipal districts will cover each entire county, drawn as far as possible around 
existing town authorities and larger non-municipal towns and their hinterlands. 



1 'Hogan establishes Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee', Press Release of 15 th November 2012, 
http://www.environje/en/LocalGo 



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Councillors will be elected simultaneously to both municipal district and county 
council, with members in common instead of the current separate town and county 
membership whereby municipal towns have double representation. 
The boundaries of the municipal districts will be drawn up on the basis of a review 
by an independent statutory committee based on relevant parameters including the 
position of towns. Representational disparity between and within counties will 
significantly reduce. 

The total number of seats nationally will not exceed 950, compared with 883 
county and city council and 744 town council seats currently. 
There will be a single county-wide administrative/operational structure but the 
elected members will decide relevant matters at district and county levels, 
respectively, with no duplication or overlapping of functions. 
The elected members will perform a substantial range of "reserved" functions at 
district level on a fully devolved basis, including: a local policy/regulatory role in 
areas such as planning, roads, traffic, housing, environmental services, recreation, 
amenity and community development; formal civic functions; a general 
representational and oversight role; and citizen/community engagement. Definitive 
allocation of functions will be decided in the context of legislation, but indicative 
proposals are set out in the Action Programme. 

The division of functions between county and district levels will be decided by what 
is most relevant to each level. Local matters will be dealt with at district level while 
those of wider strategic application will be dealt with at county level. For example, 
the members will adopt rates and development plans at county level, but local area 
plans and bye-laws at district level. 

There will be requirements such as consistency with county policy, but also power 
to delegate additional functions to district level. 

Detailed financial arrangements and procedures between district and county levels 
will be developed in the context of relevant legislation and new local government 
funding arrangements. " 2 



The Action Programme provides for account to be taken of the fact that towns will no longer 
have separate representation, and notes that: 

"since the proposed municipalities will replace the town councils, the areas will be 
designed, as far as possible, around the existing municipal towns while also taking 
particular account of large urban centres which do not currently enjoy municipal 
status." 3 

1 .3. Key aspects of the Committee s role 

In carrying out its work, the Committee was required to have regard to the Action 
Programme and in particular the proposals for a new municipal district structure for local 
government in counties outside Dublin. The recommendations on local electoral areas are 
to provide the basis for the configuration of municipal districts. 



2 'Putting People First - Action Programme for Effective Local Government', page vii. 

http://www.environje/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Adminis 

3 Paragraph 6.4.2. (c), page 59. 



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The review of local electoral area boundaries had a specific goal of improving balance and 
consistency in representational ratios, while taking particular account of factors such as the 
location of towns in the new municipal governance arrangements. 

The terms of reference for the review provided for minimum levels of representation in lower 
population counties and cities. 

The Committee was also required to have regard to the decision of Government to merge 
the councils of Limerick City and Limerick County, North Tipperary and South Tipperary 
and Waterford City and Waterford County. 

1 .4. Total number of elected members 

The total number of elected members and the number of members within each county and 
city was determined in accordance with the Committee's terms of reference. 

Paragraphs 8 and 9 of the terms of reference set out the methodology for determining the 
number of members in each council area. As a result, the recommended number of 
members of the thirty-one county and city councils combined is 949 and aligns with the 
Action Programme for Effective Local Government. 

1 .5. Number of members for each local authority 

The terms of reference fixed the number of members for Dublin City Council at 63 and for 
Cork County Council at 55. Cork City Council with 31 members did not form part of the 
review. 

The terms of reference provide that subject to a minimum total of 18 and a maximum total of 
40 members of every other council- 

• there should be one member for every 4,830 population in each council area; 

• in addition, and subject to a maximum of four additional members per council except 
where councils are merging: 

o in counties where there are existing town councils there should be four additional 
members per Borough Council and one additional member per Town Council, and 

o in cases where the city and county councils are being merged, i.e. Limerick and 
Waterford, there should be five additional members. 

1 .6. Applying the formula to determine the number of members 

The formula in the terms of reference to determine the numbers of members was applied as 
follows: 

• In dividing the population of each relevant council area by 4,830 the standard 
statistical convention for rounding up or down to the nearest whole number was 
used. If the calculation yielded a figure for the number of members with a decimal 
number greater than or equal to 0.5, it was rounded up. In the event of a decimal 
number less than 0.5, rounding down to the nearest whole number was applied. 

• After this calculation was done, the additional members to be allocated arising from 
the presence of a town, borough or city council were then added. 



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• The additional members added in respect of town and borough councils were 
included in the total number of members for the local authority as a whole. 

• In any instance where this calculation yielded less than 18 members, the number of 
councillors was set at 18. 

• In any instance where this calculation yielded more than 40, the number of 
councillors was set at 40. 

Where the terms of reference provided for additional members to be allocated in respect of 
borough and town councils these were included in the overall number allocated for each 
council and not specifically allocated to the new local electoral area containing the town or 
borough. Recognition of the position of borough and town councils in the formation of local 
electoral areas is addressed separately in the terms of reference. 

The Committee's recommendations are therefore based on the new number of members for 
each local authority, as prescribed by its terms of reference. The calculation to determine 
the actual numbers of members to be assigned to each county are set out in the respective 
chapters for each local authority. 

Excluding Cork City Council which has 31 members and did not form part of the review, the 
Committee was mandated to make recommendations in respect of the local electoral area 
boundaries for 918 members in thirty local authorities, including the new merged councils for 
Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. 



1.7. Number of members representing each local electoral area 

The following table shows the overall number of local electoral areas by size (i.e. 6 to 10 
members) recommended by the Committee. 





6 members 


7 members 


8 members 


9 members 


10 members 


Total 


Number of Local 
Electoral Areas 


66 


23 


23 


13 


6 


131 


Total number of 
members 


396 


161 


184 


117 


60 


918 



The recommendations of the Committee give rise to a general upward change in the number 
of members per local electoral area. 

The number of members to be assigned to individual local authorities and the number and 
size of the local electoral areas for each council is set out in the table overleaf. 



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Table: Recommended Local Electoral Areas by Size 







Number of local electoral areas by membership 












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Clare 


28 


2 




2 






4 


Cork County 


55 


5 


1 


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8 


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Rathdown 


40 


3 


2 


1 






6 


Fingal 


40 




1 


3 


1 




5 


Galway City 


18 


3 










3 


Galway County 


39 


1 


1 


1 


2 




5 


Kerry 


33 




1 


1 


2 




4 


Kildare 


40 


1 


1 




3 




5 


Kilkenny 

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24 


4 










4 


Laois 


19 


2 


1 








3 


Leitrim 

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18 


3 










3 


Limerick 


40 


3 


2 


1 






6 


Longford 


18 


3 










3 


Louth 


29 


2 


1 






1 


4 


Mayo 


30 




2 


2 






4 


Meath 


40 


2 


4 








6 


Monaghan 


18 


3 










3 


Offaly 


19 


2 


1 








3 


Roscommon 


18 


3 










3 


Sligo 


18 






1 




1 


2 


South Dublin 


40 


4 




2 






6 


Tipperary 


40 


1 


1 




3 




5 


Waterford 


32 


4 




1 






5 


Westmeath 


20 


1 


2 








3 


Wexford 


34 






3 




1 


4 


Wicklow 


32 


4 




1 






5 


Total 


918 


66 


23 


23 


13 


6 


131 


Cork City 


31 


d/d nof form part of the review 


Overall Total 


949 















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2. Appointment of the Committee and working methods 

2.1 . Appointment and Membership 

The order establishing the Committee was signed by the Minister for the Environment, 
Community and Local Government on 15 November 2012. The following persons were 
appointed as members: 

• Mr. Gerry Kearney, former Secretary General, Department of Community, Rural and 
Gaeltacht Affairs (Chairperson) 

• Mr. Joe Beirne, former Director of Services and County Engineer, Mayo County 
Council 

• Professor Gary Murphy, Head of the School of Law and Government at Dublin City 
University 

• Mr. Peter McCann, former Principal Officer in the Department of the Environment, 
Community and Local Government 

• Ms. Marian Vickers, Chief Executive, Northside Partnership Dublin 

2.2. Statutory role of the Committee 

The Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee was established with reference to sections 28, 
32 and 33 of the Local Government Act 1991 . 

The main provisions of section 28 of the 1 991 Act are that - 

• the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government may establish a 
boundary committee; 

• a boundary committee is independent in the performance of its functions. 

Section 32 provides that the Minister may request a boundary committee to prepare a report - 

• with respect to the boundary of any district or division based on a local government 
boundary and used for any public administration purpose related to local government; 

• with respect to any matter specified by the Minister relating to local government. 

Section 33 provides that - 

• a boundary committee shall review the boundaries requested by the Minister, and make 
such recommendations as it considers necessary, and report to the Minister; 

• a boundary committee shall have regard to such considerations as the Minister specifies; 

• in preparing a report, a boundary committee shall consult any local authority concerned and 
shall have regard to any such consultation and submissions made; 

• where the report relates to a boundary of a county or a county borough (city) a 
committee shall publish a notice inviting submissions from any person concerned; 

• the committee shall have regard to any such consultations and submissions made. 



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Section 24 of the Local Government Act 1994 enables the Minister - 

• to divide a county or borough into local electoral areas, and fix the number of such 
members to be elected for each electoral area. 

Before doing so, the Minister must request a boundary committee to prepare a report. The 
report must be published and the Minister must have regard to its recommendations. 

2.3. Consultation Arrangements 

The Committee undertook public consultations from early December 2012 and invited 
submissions to inform its work. A deadline date of 25 th January 2013 was set for the receipt 
of submissions. Having regard to the limited time available to complete its review, the 
Committee decided that it would only accept written submissions, in electronic form or hard 
copy. 

Advertisements 

Public notice advertisements inviting submissions were published in four national 
newspapers and sixty-two local newspapers and in the Irish Language newspaper Foinse in 
early December 2012. A copy of the notice is at Appendix II. 

Letters 

The Committee wrote directly on December 6 th 2012, inviting submissions from the following: 

• the Councils of the 114 County, City, Borough and Town Councils; 

• the 34 County and City Managers; 

• Members of the Dail and Seanad, and; 

• All registered political parties. 

The request for submissions was copied to the Local Government Management Association, 
the Association of County and City Councils, the Local Authorities Members Association and 
the Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland. 

Website 

A website, www.boundarycommittee.ie , was established to publicise and inform in relation to 
the work of the Committee, and to invite submissions. It went live on December 6 th 2012. 
Submissions received by the deadline date were published on the website. 

2.4. Submissions 

A total of 508 submissions were made. This is a significantly higher response rate than for 
previous reviews. The two Committees which reviewed the local electoral area boundaries 
for the county and city local authorities in 2008 received a combined total of 276 
submissions. 



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The Committee would like to acknowledge and thank all those who made submissions. 
Information and issues raised provided a valuable input to the deliberations of the 
Committee. 



The table below provides a breakdown of the submissions, based on their source: 



Source of Submission 


Number 


Political Parties and Branches 


84 


Public Representatives 


145 


Local Authorities 


59 


Organisations 


51 


Individuals 


169 


Total 


508 



A full list of the submissions received is at Appendix III. 



2.5. Work of the Committee 

In accordance with Part V of the Local Government Act 1991, the Minister provided the 
Committee with staff to assist it in its work. The Secretariat to the Committee was provided 
by Eamonn Waters, Assistant Principal, Ian Stuart-Mills and Alan Ryan, Administrative 
Officers and Valerie Quinn, Clerical Officer. 

The Committee adopted rules of procedure to assist it in its business. These are set out at 
Appendix I. 

The Committee held 15 meetings between December 2012 and May 2013. All matters 
arising at meetings of the Committee were agreed by consensus, and without the need to 
use the voting arrangements provided for in the rules of procedure. 



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3. Application of the terms of reference and issues arising 

3.1. General issues 

The local electoral areas recommended in this report are formed on the basis of the 
population as ascertained at census 201 1 . 

The terms of reference of this Committee were, in many respects, significantly different to 
those of its predecessors. As already noted, this committee's review took place as part of a 
process of major reforms being made to local government in Ireland, as set out in the 
Government policy document, Putting People First - Action Programme for Effective Local 
Government. 

In addition, further key differences between this review and the previous review undertaken 
in 2008 are: 

• The 2008 review was predicated on no change in the overall number of councillors to 
be elected, while the 2013 review is based on extensive changes in the number of 
councillors for each of the councils being reviewed. 

• For the 2008 review, the maximum number of members per electoral area was 7, with 
the general minimum being 4. In contrast, comparable numbers for the 2013 review 
were a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 6. 

• The 2008 review was mandated, where possible, to take due account of aligning local 
electoral area boundaries with Dail constituency boundaries. This was not applicable 
to the 2013 review. 

• Borough and town councils are being incorporated into new local governance 
structures and were afforded particular consideration at items 4 and 9 of the terms of 
reference in that regard. 

Against this background, the Committee was mindful of the likelihood of significant changes 
in the configuration of local electoral areas. 

In practice, the Committee sought to assess and balance the different elements of the terms 
of reference having regard to the particular circumstances in each local authority. Where 
issues arose or where there was complexity in addressing different elements of the terms of 
reference, these were resolved in a practical way, consistent with the statutory duties of the 
Committee. 

All recommendations were reviewed for reasonableness and consistency with the terms of 
reference. 



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3.2. The merger of local authorities in Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford 

Paragraph 2 of the Committee's terms of reference provided that its recommendations 
should be based on the decision of Government to merge the councils of Limerick City and 
Limerick County, North Tipperary and South Tipperary, Waterford City and Waterford 
County. The Committee's recommendations in respect of these local authorities are 
consistent with these merger decisions. 

The Committee also considered the reports of the Limerick Reorganisation Implementation 
Group, the Tipperary Reorganisation Implementation Group and the Waterford Local 
Government Committee. 

In line with the position set out in the Action Programme 4 , the configuration of local electoral 
areas for Waterford and Limerick cities and environs is designed to facilitate the creation of a 
new 'Metropolitan District'. 

3.3. Formation of Municipal Districts 

The terms of reference specify that the recommendations on local electoral areas by the 
Committee will provide the basis for the configuration of the municipal districts to be 
established in counties outside Dublin. The terms of reference also state that local electoral 
areas should be formulated to facilitate this and that the Committee should have regard to 
the Government's Action Programme for Effective Local Government in doing this. 

The Committee is recommending local electoral areas on the basis that, consistent with this 
policy, they will, in the counties outside Dublin, provide the basis for the formation of 
municipal districts. 

The terms of reference also provide that generally, each municipal district will consist of a 
single electoral area. However, in some particular circumstances, the terms of reference 
acknowledge that for reasons such as geographic coherence, population, or other factors 
related to the configuration of municipal districts, a district may comprise more than one local 
electoral area. 

As has been noted at paragraph 3.2, the local electoral areas recommended in respect of 
Limerick and Waterford will enable the formation of a 'metropolitan district' for the city areas 
in both local authorities. 

In a limited number of circumstances in other counties, the Committee felt that the optimal 
approach was to recommend that a municipal or borough district be formed through the 
combination of two local electoral areas around a large urban area. This situation obtained 
in the case of Dundalk (County Louth), Kilkenny City (County Kilkenny) and Mullingar 
(County Westmeath). 

The Committee also recommended two local electoral areas around Athlone, one based in 
County Westmeath and the other in County Roscommon. 



4 Paragraphs 6.4.7 (page 61 ) and 7.2.8 (page 79) of the Action Programme 



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3.4. The position of Town and Borough Councils 

The terms of reference provide that local electoral areas should be designed, as far as 
possible, around the existing boroughs and other municipal towns and large urban centres 
which do not currently enjoy municipal status. Local electoral areas were to generally be 
named accordingly. 

In making its recommendations, the Committee was mindful that town and borough councils 
are being integrated into the new local governance structures to be established. The 
Committee was aware that these areas have particular long-standing identities based on a 
history of local democracy and administration. 

Therefore, the Committee has, in general, recommended that the name of the existing 
borough or town council be incorporated into the name of the local electoral area. In naming 
local electoral areas, the Committee has also sought to reflect the location of other large 
urban centres. 

In a few cases the Committee felt it more appropriate to recommend names that reflect a 
wider local community identity attaching to a geographic location. This situation arose, for 
example, in the case of the recommended new local electoral areas of West Clare, West 
Cork and West Mayo. 

3.5. Local and community identities 

The terms of reference provided that in recommending changes to local electoral areas, the 
Committee should take due account of local and community identities and linkages and, as 
far as practicable, of existing local authority electoral and administrative areas. 

The Committee reviewed a diverse range of local authorities and dealt with electoral areas 
covering both highly urbanised centres of population and sparsely populated rural areas. Its 
consideration of issues concerning community identities and linkages therefore drew on 
factors such as particular town, village and parish affinities, settlement patterns, topography, 
dominant natural physical features (the presence of mountains and lakes for instance), the 
location of roads and more general accessibility issues between different areas. 

The submissions, which in their totality display a strong sense of community awareness, 
were helpful in informing the Committee. Many emphasised natural associations between 
particular towns, townlands or parishes. In some instances sporting or cultural associations 
were highlighted. 

While it was not possible for the Committee to adopt each course of action proposed, all 
such contributions were considered and evaluated. The submissions helped to deepen the 
Committee's understanding of local issues of interest and concern. 

3.6. Profile of local electoral areas 

Paragraph 6 of the terms of reference of the Committee provide that the number of 
councillors representing a local electoral area should typically be 7 and not more than 10 or 
less than 6. 



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Local electoral areas of 6 members are most prevalent in the Committee's 
recommendations, while the greater number of members overall derive from 6 and 7 
member local electoral areas. 

There are a number of factors which gave rise to this outcome: 

• existing electoral areas generally comprise 4 to 7 members, with the vast majority in 4 
to 6 member areas - the Committee was required by its terms of reference to take 
due account, inter alia, of these existing local authority electoral areas; 

• the terms of reference also required due account to be taken of local and community 
identities. In practice this frequently tended to favour smaller local electoral areas of 6 
members, unless factors such as population density, pre-existing boundaries, 
geography, metropolitan development, or a predominant convergence of submissions 
suggested otherwise, and; 

• the terms of reference also provided that local electoral areas should be designed, as 
far as possible, around the existing boroughs and other municipal towns and large 
urban centres which do not currently enjoy municipal status. 

The Committee found that the application of the totality of the terms of reference had, in 
practice, generally militated against 7-member local electoral areas. Indeed, in local 
authorities of 18 members it was simply not feasible to have any 7-member local electoral 
area. Where factors argued strongly for electoral areas larger than 6 members, the 
Committee found that 8 member electoral areas emerged as frequently. Nevertheless, 
the Committee found itself able to recommend 23 such 7 member local electoral areas. 

3.7. Representation ratios between local electoral areas 

The terms of reference state that within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%. This has been achieved in all cases. The Committee, in 
arriving at its recommendations, has sought in each case to minimise the variance from the 
local authority average while at the same time taking account of the other considerations in 
the terms of reference. 

3.8. Issues arising with the representational ratios in Cork County 

A divisional structure currently operates in County Cork based on administrative areas 
known as County Health Districts. In the past, representational ratios were calculated on the 
basis of the average population per member within each such administrative division rather 
than for the entire county. 

Having regard to the legislative position, the terms of reference of the Committee and the 
policy context for the boundary review, the Committee felt it was unable to maintain this 
position and to apply different population to councillor ratios by reference to the 
administrative divisions or structures within Cork or in any other county or city. 

The County Health Districts in County Cork were established under the Local Government 
(Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1934. While this Act was repealed by the Local Government Act 
2001, the retention of the administrative divisions until such time as Cork County Council 



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decides to terminate them was allowed. Cork County is identified in Schedule 5 to the Local 
Government Act 2001 as a single local authority area. 

Paragraph 9 of the Committee's terms of reference provides that "within any city or county 
the variance in representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or 
county should, as far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". No exception was made 
to this provision for any local authority. 

The Committee also had regard to the policy context for the 2013 boundary review and the 
Action Programme for Effective Local Government which specifies that "Representational 
disparity between and within counties will significantly reduce." 5 The Action Programme 
makes no special provision for the internal allocation of elected members within the Cork 
County divisional structure. 

3.9. Clarification provided to the Committee on county boundaries 

In the course of its work, clarification was provided to the Committee by the Minister on a 
point regarding the electoral boundaries that are to apply in respect of counties Carlow, 
Laois, Louth and Meath. 

The Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 114/1994) 
altered the boundaries of Drogheda and Carlow towns for the purposes of local elections. 
Paragraph 5(a) of this statutory instrument altered the boundary of Drogheda town to include 
part of the electoral division of St. Mary's (Meath) in county Louth for electoral purposes. 
Paragraph 5(b) altered the boundary of Carlow Town to include part of the electoral division 
of Graigue Rural (Laois) in county Carlow for electoral purposes. 

The Minister advised the Committee, as follows, that the county boundaries should be used 
in making recommendations on the local electoral areas for these counties: 

"I am writing to you as Chairman of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee 
and further to the establishment order and terms of reference dated 15 November 
2012. I wish to clarify the position on the Local Government (Boundaries) (Town 
Elections) Regulations 1994 - S.I. No. 114/1994 which altered the boundaries of 
Drogheda and Carlow towns for the purposes of local elections. 
Previous Committees had regard to these regulations in making their 
recommendations. However, having regard to the Action Programme for 
Effective Local Government and in particular the Government decision to 
integrate town and county governance, I would ask your committee not to have 
regard to the boundary changes for electoral purposes provided for in S.I. No. 
114 of 1994 (made under section 17 of the Local Government Act 1994) and to 
have regard to the county boundaries concerned when making recommendations 
for counties Carlow, Laois, Louth and Meath. ' 6 

The Committee's recommendations have regard to this position and are therefore based on 
the county boundaries in these counties. 



5 Action Programme, page vii. 

6 Letter from the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government of 16 April 2013. 

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4. Examination of Local Authorities and Recommendations 

County Carlow 

Overview of present position 

The Committee is making its recommendations on the basis that the local electoral area 
boundaries for Carlow are to match the county boundaries. This point was addressed earlier 
at paragraph 3.9 of the report. The Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) 
Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 114/1994) altered the boundary of Carlow town for the purposes 
of local elections. Part of the electoral division of Graigue Rural (county Laois) was included 
in county Carlow for electoral purposes. The Minister requested the Committee not to have 
regard to the provisions in this statutory instrument in making its recommendations. 



The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Borris 


4 




Carlow East 


4 


Carlow T.C 


Carlow West 


5 


Muinebeag 


4 


Muinebeag T.C 


Tullow 


4 




Total 


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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Carlow County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


54,612 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
54,612/4,830 = 11.31 


11 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


2 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Carlow is 3,034. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 



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practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Carlow, this represents a range of 2,731 to 
3,337. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there would be two local electoral areas in the county. 
In reaching this conclusion, the Committee considered that a division of the county into three 
electoral areas would not provide for an appropriate hinterland to be included in the new 
local electoral area for Carlow town. Such an approach would therefore not have optimally 
accorded with the terms of reference and the Action Programme for Effective Local 
Government which envisages local electoral areas being formed around towns and their 
hinterlands. 

The recommended configuration for County Carlow provides that the three current electoral 
areas of Carlow East, Carlow West and Tullow would combine to form the new ten-member 
local electoral area of Carlow. The two current electoral areas of Borris and Muinebeag to 
the south of the county would combine to form the new 8-member local electoral area of 
Muinebeag. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Carlow 


10 


32,731 


3,273 


+7.9 


Muinebeag 


8 


21,881 


2,735 


-9.9 


Total 


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54,612 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Carlow 

Ballinacarrig, Burton Hall, Carlow Rural, Carlow Urban, Clonmore, Graigue Urban, 
Grangeford, Hacketstown, Haroldstown, Johnstown, Kellistown, Killerrig, Kineagh, Rahill, 
Rathvilly, Tankardstown, Tiknock, Tullow Rural, Tullow Urban, Tullowbeg and Williamstown. 

Muinebeag 

Agha, Ballintemple, Ballon, Ballyellin, Ballymoon, Ballymurphy, Borris, Clogrenan, Clonegall, 
Coonogue, Corries, Cranemore, Fennagh, Garryhill, Glynn, Kilbride, Killedmond, Kyle, 
Leighlinbridge, Marley, Muinebeag Rural, Muinebeag Urban, Myshall, Nurney, Oldleighlin, 
Rathanna, Rathornan, Rathrush, Ridge, Shangarry, Sliguff, Templepeter and Tinnahinch. 



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County Carlow 



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Recommended LEA Name 
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County Cavan 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Bailieborough 


7 


Cootehill T.C 


Ballyjamesduff 


6 




Belturbet 


5 


Belturbet T.C 


Cavan 


7 


Cavan T.C 


Total 


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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Cavan County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


73,183 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
73,183/4,830 = 15.15 


15 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


3 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Cavan is 4,066. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Cavan, this represents a range of 3,659 to 4,472. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there be three local electoral areas with 6 members 
each on the basis that this configuration addresses the terms of reference. 

Cavan town and the town of Belturbet would be included in the new local electoral area of 
Cavan - Belturbet. The geographic proximity of the towns and the population density in the 
electoral divisions to the west of the county informed this recommendation. 



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Cootehill which has a town council and the town of Bailieborough are proposed for inclusion 
in the new local electoral area of Bailieborough - Cootehill which would encompass the 
north-eastern part of the county. 

A third new local electoral area, Ballyjamesduff, is proposed for the south of the county and 
takes its name from the most populous town in the area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Cavan - 
Belturbet 


6 


24,455 


4,076 


+0.2 


Bailieborough - 
Cootehill 


6 


24,131 


4,022 


-1.1 


Ballyjamesduff 


6 


24,597 


4,100 


+0.8 


Total 


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73,183 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Cavan - Belturbet 

Ardue, Ballyconnell, Ballymagauran, Bawnboy, Belturbet, Benbrack, Bilberry, Butler's 
Bridge, Cam, Carrafin, Castlesaunderson, Cavan Rural, Cavan Urban, Derrylahan, 
Derrynananta, Diamond, Doogary, Dowra, Dunmakeever, Eskey, Grilly, Kilconny, 
Killashandra, Killinagh, Killykeen, Kinawley, Lissanover, Milltown, Moynehall, Pedara 
Vohers, Swanlinbar, Teebane, Templeport, Tircahan and Tuam. 

Bailieborough - Cootehill 

Ashfield, Bailieborough, Ballyhaise, Canningstown, Carnagarve, Clonervy, Cootehill Rural, 
Cootehill Urban, Corraneary, Cuttragh, Drumanespick, Drumcarn, Drung, Enniskeen, 
Killinkere, Kingscourt, Knappagh, Larah North, Larah South, Lisagoan, Rakenny, Redhill, 
Shercock, Skeagh, Stradone, Taghart, Termon, Tullyvin East, Tullyvin West and Waterloo. 

Ballyjamesduff 

Arvagh, Ballintemple, Ballyjamesduff, Ballymachugh, Bellananagh, Bruce Hall, Castlerahan, 
Corr, Crossbane, Crossdoney, Crosskeys, Denn, Derrin, Drumcarban, Drumlumman, 
Graddum, Kilbride, Kilcogy, Kilgolagh, Kill, Kilnaleck, Loughdawan, Lurgan, Mullagh, 
Munterconnaught, Scrabby, Springfield and Virginia. 



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County Clare 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Ennis East 


5 


Ennis T.C 


Ennis West 


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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Clare County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


117,196 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
117,196/4,830 = 24.26 


24 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


28 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 28 members have to be divided 
amongst either 3 or 4 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Clare is 4,186. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Clare, this represents a range of 3,767 to 4,604. 

Recommendations 

In making its recommendations the Committee was mindful of the position of Ennis as 
county town with a town council, the positions of Shannon, Kilrush and Kilkee as town 
councils, the concentration of population in the areas of Clare close to Limerick City and the 
particular local identities in the county based on community and geographic location. 



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While it would have been feasible for the Committee to recommend four local electoral areas 
of equal size with 7 members each, such an approach would have been less than optimal 
having regard to these considerations. 

This example illustrates circumstances consistent with paragraph 3.6 where application of 
the totality of the terms of reference, in practice, militated against 7-member local electoral 
areas. 

The Committee is recommending a configuration that would provide for a local electoral area 
for Ennis that would include its hinterland. This new area is formed by combining the two 
existing local electoral areas of Ennis East and Ennis West. It is proposed that there would 
be a local electoral area covering the western side of the county along the Atlantic seaboard 
to be titled West Clare. This would include the towns of Kilkee, Kilrush, Lahinch and 
Ennistimon. A local electoral area is recommended around the immediate hinterland of 
Shannon, aligning with an area along the estuary to the south and east. A fourth local 
electoral area is recommended for the eastern side of the county, to be titled Killaloe. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


West Clare 


8 


34,449 


4,306 


+2.9 


Ennis 


8 


33,010 


4,126 


-1.4 


Killaloe 


6 


22,940 


3,823 


-8.7 


Shannon 


6 


26,797 


4,466 


+6.7 


Total 


28 


117,196 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



West Clare 

Annagh, Ballagh, Ballyea, Ballynacally, Ballysteen, Ballyvaskin, Cahermurphy, Castletown, 
Cloghaun, Clondagad, Cloonadrum, Cloonanaha, Clooncoorha, Clooney, Coolmeen, 
Cooraclare, Corrofin, Creegh, Derreen, Doonbeg, Drumcreehy, Drumellihy, Dysert, Einagh, 
Ennistimon, Formoyle, Furroor, Gleninagh, Glenmore, Kilballyowen, Kilchreest, Kilcloher, 
Kilfearagh, Kilfenora, Kilfiddane, Kilkee, Killadysert, Killard, Killaspuglonane, Killilagh, 
Killimer, Killinaboy, Killofin, Killone, Kilmihil, Kilmurry, Kilmurry, Kilrush Rural, Kilrush Urban, 
Kilshanny, Kiltoraght, Kinturk, Knock, Knocknaboley, Knocknagore, Liscannor, Liscasey, 
Lisdoonvarna, Lisheen, Lurraga, Magherareagh, Milltown Malbay, Mount Elva, Moveen, 
Moy, Moyarta, Mullagh, Noughaval, Querrin, Rahona, Rath, Rathborney, Rinealon, 
Smithstown, St. Martin's, Tullig and Tullycreen. 



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Ennis 

Clareabbey, Clooney, Doora, Ennis No. 1 Urban, Ennis No. 2 Urban, Ennis No. 3 Urban, 
Ennis No. 4 Urban, Ennis Rural, Killanniv, Kilnamona, Kilraghtis, Quin, Spancelhill and 
Templemaley. 

Shannon 

Ballycannan, Ballyglass, Clenagh, Cratloe, Drumline, Killeely, Mountievers, Newmarket, 
Sixmilebridge and Urlan. 

Killaloe 

Abbey, Ayle, Ballyblood, Ballyeighter, Ballynahinch, Boherglass, Boston, Caher, Caherhurly, 
Cahermurphy, Cappaghabaun, Cappavilla, Carran, Carrowbaun, Castlecrine, Cloghera, 
Cloontra, Cloonusker, Coolreagh, Corlea, Crusheen, Dangan, Derrynagittagh, Drummaan, 
Fahymore, Feakle, Glendree, Glenroe, Inishcaltra North, Inishcaltra South, Kilkishen, 
Killaloe, Killanena, Killokennedy, Killuran, Kilseily, Kiltannon, Kiltenanlea, Kyle, Lackareagh, 
Loughea, Mountshannon, Muckanagh, Newgrove, O'Briensbridge, Ogonnelloe, Oughtmama, 
Rathclooney, Rossroe, Ruan, Scarriff, Toberbreeda, Tomfinlough and Tulla. 



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Cork County 

Overview of present position 

At present Cork County Council has 48 members and, as noted at paragraph 3.8 of the 
report, a structure based on three administrative divisions currently operates. These are 
titled the Northern, Southern and Western divisions and comprise the local electoral areas 
within these respective divisions. 

In the past representational ratios were calculated on the basis of the average population per 
member within each such administrative division rather than for the entire county. Having 
regard to the legislative position, the terms of reference of the Committee and the policy 
context for the boundary review, the Committee felt it was unable to maintain this position 
and to apply different population to councillor ratios by reference to the administrative 
divisions or structures within Cork, or in any other county or city. 



The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Division 


Number of 
members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Fermoy 


Northern 


4 


Fermoy T.C 


Kanturk 


Northern 


4 




Mallow 


Northern 


5 


Mallow T.C 








Bandon T.C 


Bandon 


Southern 


3 


Kinsale T.C 


Blarney 


Southern 


4 




Carrigaline 


Southern 


6 


Passage West T.C 


Macroom 


Southern 


4 


Macroom T.C 








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Cobh T.C 


Midleton 


Southern 


6 


Youghal T.C 


Bantry 


Western 


5 


Bantry T.C 








Skibereen T.C 


Skibbereen 


Western 


7 


Clonakilty T.C 


Total 




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Number of members and population variance 

Paragraph 8 of the terms of reference of the Committee provides that "the number of 
members shall be fixed at 55 in Cork County Council". 

Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 55 members have to be divided 
between 6, 7, 8 or 9 local electoral areas. Therefore a reduction from the current number of 
10 local electoral areas is required. 



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The population of County Cork is 399,802. Based on the new number of councillors, the 
population per member is 7,269. 

The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Cork County, this represents a range of 
6,542 to 7,996. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there would be eight local electoral areas formed 
within the existing divisional boundaries that have operated for administrative purposes in 
the county. In recommending this approach, the Committee had regard to its terms of 
reference that provide for due account to be taken of local and community identities and 
linkages and, as far as practicable, of existing local authority electoral and administrative 
areas. The Committee also had regard to the submissions received. 

In making its recommendations the Committee was mindful of the number of town councils 
in County Cork and the paragraph in its terms of reference that provides for local electoral 
areas to be designed, as far as possible, around the existing municipal towns and large 
urban centres. The geographic location of the town councils was also a factor taken into 
account by the Committee. 

A new 8-member local electoral area titled 'West Cork' is recommended and includes the 
towns of Bantry, Skibbereen and Clonakilty, each of which currently has a town council. The 
two existing local electoral areas of Bantry and Skibberreen are combined to form this new 
local electoral area. Having regard to the terms of reference which provide for a minimum 
number of members of 6 in each local electoral area, this recommendation provides for a 
new local electoral area to be formed. 

In the north of the county it is recommended that two new 6-member local electoral areas be 
formed in the Northern Division, where there are currently three local electoral areas. The 
town of Mallow which currently has a town council and the town of Kanturk are included in 
the recommended new local electoral area of 'Kanturk-Mallow'. The recommended local 
electoral area of 'Fermoy' includes the town of Fermoy which currently has a town council. 

The Committee is recommending a number of revisions to the local electoral areas in the 
Southern Division. These recommendations provide a balance between recognising existing 
administrative arrangements and facilitating the creation of new local electoral areas which 
acknowledge the community identities of newer large urban and suburban areas. This 
approach is in line both with the terms of reference and the Action Programme for Effective 
Local Government. 

The Committee is of the view that separating the towns of Cobh and Midleton into different 
local electoral areas would allow the community identities attaching to these towns to be 
recognised and enhanced. 



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A new 6-member local electoral area of 'East Cork' is recommended that includes the towns 
of Midleton and Youghal, each of which currently has a town council. 

A new 7-member local electoral area of 'Cobh' is recommended that includes the town of 
Cobh, which has a town council, and the electoral divisions that encircle Cork City to the 
east and the north. 

A new local electoral area titled 'Ballincollig-Carrigaline' is recommended for this largely 
suburban area to the south and west of Cork City. This would include Passage West which 
has a town council. A 6-member local electoral area of 'Bandon-Kinsale' is recommended, 
taking its name from the two town councils that are in this new proposed electoral area. 

To the west a new 6-member local electoral area of 'Blarney-Macroom' is recommended that 
includes Macroom which has a town council, and the town of Blarney. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Fermoy 


6 


42,226 


7,038 


-3.2 


Kanturk- 










Mallow 


6 


47,305 


7,884 


+8.5 


Ballincollig - 










Carrigaline 


10 


71,946 


7,195 


-1.0 


Cobh 


7 


53,544 


7,649 


+5.2 


East Cork 


6 


42,399 


7,067 


-2.8 


Bandon - 










Kinsale 


6 


42,454 


7,076 


-2.7 


Blarney- 
Macroom 


6 


43,398 


7,233 


-0.5 


West Cork 


8 


56,530 


7,066 


-2.8 


Total 


55 


399,802 







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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Fermoy 

Aghern, Ardskeagh, Ballyarthur, Ballyhooly, Ballynoe, Carrig, Castle Hyde, Castlecooke, 
Castlelyons, Castletownroche, Clenor, Coole, Curraglass, Derryvillane, Doneraile, Farahy, 
Fermoy Rural, Fermoy Urban, Glanworth East, Glanworth West, Gortnaskehy, Gortroe, 
Imphrick, Kilcor, Kilcummer, Kildinan, Kildorrery, Kilgullane, Killathy, Kilphelan, Kilworth, 
Knockmourne, Leitrim, Marshalstown, Milltown, Mitchelstown, Monanimy, Newtown, 
Rathcormack, Rathluirc, Shanballymore, Skahanagh, Springfort, Streamhill, Templemolaga, 
Wallstown and Watergrasshill. 

Kanturk-Mallow 

Allow, Ballyclogh, Ballyhoolahan, Ballynamona, Banteer, Barleyhill, Barnacurra, Bawncross, 
Boherboy, Buttevant, Caherbarnagh, Caherduggan, Carrig, Castlecor, Castlemagner, 
Churchtown, Clonfert East, Clonfert West, Clonmeen, Coolclogh, Coomlogane, Crinnaloo, 
Cullen, Derragh, Doonasleen, Drishane, Dromina, Dromore, Glenlara, Gortmore, Greenane, 
Kanturk, Keale, Kilbrin, Kilcorney, Kilmaclenine, Kilmeen, Kilshannig, Knockatooan, 
Knocknagree, Knocktemple, Liscarroll, Mallow North Urban, Mallow Rural, Mallow South 
Urban, Meens, Milford, Nad, Newmarket, Rahan, Rathcool, Roskeen, Rosnalee, Rowls, 
Skagh, Templemary, Tincoora, Tullylease and Williamstown. 

Ballincollig - Carrigaline 

Ballincollig, Bishopstown (part), Carrigaline (Cork, r.a.), Douglas, Inishkenny, Lehenagh, 
Monkstown Rural and Monkstown Urban. 

Cobh 

Ballynaglogh, Blackpool, Caherlag, Carrignavar, Carrigtohill, Cobh Rural, Cobh Urban, 
Glenville, Killeagh, Knockraha, Rathcooney (part), Riverstown, St. Mary's (part) and 
Whitechurch. 

East Cork 

Ardagh, Ballintemple, Ballycottin, Ballyspillane, Castlemartyr, Clonmult, Clonpriest, Cloyne, 
Corkbeg, Dangan, Dungourney, Garryvoe, Ightermurragh, Inch, Kilcronat, Killeagh, 
Kilmacdonogh, Lisgoold, Midleton Rural, Midleton Urban, Mogeely, Rostellan, Templebodan, 
Templenacarriga, Youghal Rural (part) and Youghal Urban. 

Bandon - Kinsale 

Ballinadee, Ballinspittle, Ballyfeard, Ballyfoyle, Ballygarvan, Ballymackean, Ballymartle, 
Ballymodan, Bandon, Baurleigh, Boulteen, Carrigaline (Kinsale, r.a.), Cashel, Coolmain, 
Cullen, Dunderrow, Farranbrien, Inishannon, Kilbrittain, Kilbrogan, Kilmonoge, Kilpatrick, 
Kinsale Rural, Kinsale Urban, Kinure, Knockroe, Laherne, Leighmoney, Liscleary, Nohaval, 
Rathclarin, Templebreedy and Templemichael. 



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Blarney-Macroom 

Aghinagh, Aglish, An Sliabh Riabhach, Ballygroman, Ballymurphy, Beal Atha an 
Ghaorthaidh, Bengour, Blarney, Brinny, Cannaway, Carrigrohanebeg, Ceann Droma, Cill na 
Martra, Claonrath, Clondrohid, Clonmoyle, Doire Fhimn, Dripsey, Firmount, Gort na 
Tiobratan, Gowlane, Greenfort, Greenville, Inchigeelagh, Kilberrihert, Kilbonane, Kilcullen, 
Knockantota, Knockavilly, Macloneigh, Macroom Urban, Magourney, Mashanaglass, 
Matehy, Mountrivers, Moviddy, Murragh, Na hUlain, Ovens, Rahalisk, Teadies, 
Templemartin and Warrenscourt. 

West Cork 

Abbeymahon, Adrigole, Aghadown North, Aghadown South, Ahil, Ardfield, Argideen, 
Aultagh, Ballingurteen, Ballybane, Ballydehob, Ballymoney, Bantry Rural, Bantry Urban, 
Beal Atha an Ghaorthaidh (Dun Manmhai), Bealock, Bear, Bredagh, Butlerstown, Caheragh, 
Cahermore, Carrigbaun, Carrigboy, Castlehaven North, Castlehaven South, Castletown, 
Castleventry, Cleire, Cloghdonnell, Clonakilty Rural, Clonakilty Urban, Cloonkeen, Coolagh, 
Coolcraheen, Coolmountain, Coulagh, Courtmacsherry, Crookhaven, Curryglass, Derry, 
Douce, Drinagh, Drinagh, Dromdaleague North, Dromdaleague South, Dunbeacon, 
Dunmanus, Dunmanway North, Dunmanway South, Durrus East, Durrus West, Garranes, 
Garrown, Glanlough, Glengarriff, Goleen, Gortnascreeny, Kealkill, Kilcaskan, Kilcatherine, 
Kilcoe, Kilfaughnabeg, Kilkerranmore, Killaconenagh, Killeenleagh, Kilmaloda East, 
Kilmaloda West, Kilmoylerane, Kilnagross, Kilnamanagh, Kinneigh, Knocks, Knockskagh, 
Lowertown, Manch, Mealagh, Milane, Myross, Rathbarry, Rosscarbery, Rossmore, Scart, 
Seefin, Sheepshead, Shreelane, Skibbereen Rural, Skibbereen Urban, Skull, Teerelton, 
Templeomalus, Timoleague, Toormore, Tullagh, Whiddy and Woodfort. 



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County Donegal 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Donegal 


5 


Bundoran T.C 
Ballyshannon T.C 


Glenties 


5 




Inishowen 


7 


Buncrana T.C 


Letterkenny 


7 


Letterkenny T.C 


Stranorlar 


5 




Total 


29 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Donegal County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


161,137 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
161,137/4,830 = 33.36 


33 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


37 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 37 members have to be divided 
amongst 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Donegal is 4,355. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Donegal, this represents a range of 3,920 to 
4,791. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that the new local electoral areas would be formed using 
the current local electoral area boundaries with the existing names also being retained. 

The terms of reference provide for the Committee to take due account of local and 
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electoral and administrative areas. The recommended approach particularly addresses 
these points and also converges with a number of the submissions received. 

The increase in the number of councillors from 29 to 37 enabled the recommended 
approach of retaining the current electoral boundaries. The parameters set in the terms of 
reference for the maximum and minimum number of members per local electoral area and 
for the preferred representation variance of + / - 10% between electoral areas are observed 
in the recommendations. 

The Letterkenny local electoral area includes the town of Letterkenny, which currently has a 
town council. The Inishowen peninsula would have a local electoral area that includes the 
town of Buncrana which has a town council. The Glenties local electoral area would serve 
the west of the county. 

The proposed Stranorlar local electoral area is based in the east of the county and includes 
the towns of Lifford and Stranorlar. The proposed local electoral area of Donegal would 
include the towns of Ballyshannon and Bundoran which have town councils, as well as an 
area to the south of the county. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Donegal 


6 


26,863 


4,477 


+2.8 


Glenties 


6 


25,317 


4,220 


-3.1 


Inishowen 


9 


41,127 


4,570 


+4.9 


Letterkenny 


10 


41,697 


4,170 


-4.3 


Stranorlar 


6 


26,133 


4,356 


+0.01 


Total 


37 


161,137 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Donegal 

An Bhinn Bhan, An Leargaidh Mhor, Ballintra (in the former Rural District of Ballyshannon), 
Ballintra (in the former Rural District of Donegal), Ballyshannon Rural, Ballyshannon, Urban, 
Bonnyglen, Bundoran Rural, Bundoran Urban, Carrickboy, Cavangarden, Cill Charthaigh, 
Cill Ghabhlaigh, Cliff, Clogher, Corkermore, Cro Chaorach, Crownarad, Donegal, 
Dunkineely, Eanymore, Gleann Cholm Cille, Grousehall, Haugh, Inver, Killybegs, Laghy, 
Loch lascaigh, Malainn Bhig, Pettigoe, Tantallon, Tawnawully, Templecarn, Tieveskeelta 
and Tullynaught. 



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Glenties 

An Clochan Liath, An Craoslach, An Duchoraidh, An Ghrafaidh, An Machaire, Anagaire, 
Arainn Mhor, Ard an Ratha, Ards, Baile na Finne, Caislean na dTuath, Crioch na Smear, Cro 
Bheithe, Dawros, Dun Fionnachaidh, Dun Luiche, Gleann Gheis, Gleann Leithm, Gort an 
Choirce, Inis Caoil, Inis Mhic an Doirn, Leitir Mhic an Bhaird, Maas, Machaire Chlochair, 
Maol Mosog, Mm an Chladaigh, Na Croisbhealai and Na Gleannta. 

Inishowen 

Ardmalin, Ballyliffin, Birdstown, Buncrana Rural, Buncrana Urban, Burt, Carndonagh, 
Carthage, Castlecary, Castleforward, Culdaff, Desertegny, Dunaff, Fahan, Gleneely, 
Gleneganon, Glentogher, Greencastle, lilies, Inch Island, Kilderry, Killea, Malin, 
Manorcunningham, Mintiaghs, Moville, Newtown Cunningham, Redcastle, Straid, Three 
Trees, Turmone and Whitecastle. 

Letterkenny 

An Cheathru Chaol, An Tearmann, Ballyarr, Ballymacool, Carraig Airt, Castlewray, Cnoc 
Colbha, Corravaddy, Creamhghort, Edenacarnan, Fanaid Thiar, Fanaid Thuaidh, Gartan, 
Glen, Glenalla, Gortnavern, Grianfort, Killygarvan, Killymasny, Kilmacrenan, Kincraigy, 
Letterkenny Rural, Letterkenny Urban, Loch Caol, Magheraboy, Millford, Mm an Labain, 
Rathmelton, Rathmullan, Ros Goill, Rosnakill, Sui Corr and Templedouglas. 

Stranorlar 

Allt na Peiste, An Clochan, Castlefinn, Cloghard, Clonleigh North, Clonleigh South, Convoy, 
Dooish, Feddyglass, Figart, Gleneely, Goland, Killygordon, Knock, Lettermore, Mm 
Charraigeach, Raphoe, St. Johnstown, Stranorlar, Treantaghmucklagh and Urney West. 



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Dublin City 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


No. of Members 


Artane-Whitehall 


5 


Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 


4 


Ballymun-Finglas 


5 


Cabra-Glasnevin 


5 


Clontarf 


5 


Crumlin-Kimmage 


4 


Donaghmede 


4 


North Inner City 


6 


Pembroke-Rathmines 


6 


South-East Inner City 


4 


South-West Inner City 


4 


Total 


52 



The current arrangement of local electoral areas observes a north / south division of Dublin 
City - apart from the case of the Phoenix Park electoral division. The part of this electoral 
division that lies to the south of the park (population: 1,069) is currently included in the 
South-West Inner City local electoral area. The part of this electoral division that comprises 
the main part of the park (population: 469) is currently in the Cabra-Glasnevin local electoral 
area. 

Number of members and population variance 

Paragraph 8 of the terms of reference of the Committee provides that "the number of 
members shall be fixed at 63 in Dublin City Council". Having regard to the requirement that 
the number of councillors representing a local electoral area should be not more than 10 or 
less than 6, the 63 members have to be divided amongst 7, 8, 9 or 10 local electoral areas. 
The Committee is therefore required to recommend a reduction from the current number of 
1 1 local electoral areas. 

The population of the Dublin City Council administrative area is 527,612. Based on the new 
number of councillors, the population per member is 8,375. The terms of reference provide 
that "within any city or county the variance in representation of each local electoral area from 
the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". 
For Dublin City, this represents a range of 7,537 to 9,212. 

Recommendations 

In making its recommendations, the Committee has taken note of the arrangements 
envisaged for the Dublin local authorities that are contained in the Action Programme for 
Effective Local Government. Local electoral areas are not being configured into municipal 
districts. 

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The Committee is recommending that the well-established north / south division of the city 
be continued in its current form, including in respect of the Phoenix Park electoral division 
being split into two parts. The new local electoral areas being recommended are therefore 
based on this north / south division of Dublin City Council. 

In making its recommendations, the Committee first considered how the 63 members would 
be allocated on a north / south basis having regard to population, and respecting the 
preferred representation variance of + / - 10% as specified in the terms of reference. This 
information is contained in the table below and forms the basis for the proposed allocation of 
members between the new local electoral areas north and south of the river Liffey. 





Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
city average 
+ / - % 


Dublin City 










North 


37 


306,426 


8,282 


-1.1 


Dublin City 










South 


26 


221,186 


8,507 


+1.6 


Total 


63 


527,612 







The Committee is recommending that there would be nine local electoral areas on the basis 
that this configuration addresses the terms of reference in having regard to local and 
community identities and current electoral and administrative arrangements. 



Four local electoral areas are proposed for the south-side of the city, with five local 
electoral areas proposed for the north-side. The number of local electoral areas on both 
sides of the river Liffey would be reduced by one each. 

While the Committee's terms of reference do not provide for the alignment of local electoral 
area boundaries with those of Dail constituencies, the Committee had regard to submissions 
which recommended that this approach be adopted. In having regard to the existing local 
authority administrative areas, the Committee noted that these are informed by the Dail 
constituency boundaries and that Dublin City Council proposed in its submission that these 
administrative areas be amended to reflect the Dail constituency revisions that were enacted 
in 2013. 

The recommended new local electoral area boundaries generally have regard to current and 
proposed administrative areas, apart from in the centre and the north-west of the city where 
the Committee feels that application of the totality of the terms of reference lends itself to the 
configuration of local electoral areas that is being recommended. 

In the south-east of the city, the Committee is recommending a new local electoral area of 
'Pembroke-South Dock' with 8 members and a new 6-member 'Rathgar-Rathmines' local 
electoral area. The Grand Canal at Rathmines would form the dividing line between these 
two electoral areas. Donnybrook village would be included in the new Pembroke-South 
Dock local electoral area. 

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The Harold's Cross and Terenure areas are proposed for inclusion in the new Rathgar- 
Rathmines local electoral area. This gives rise to the inclusion of the electoral divisions of 
Kimmage C, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C and Terenure D in this new area. 

To the south-west , the Committee is recommending that two new local electoral areas be 
formed to be named 'Ballyfermot-Drimnagh' and 'Crumlin-Kimmage'. Both areas would have 
6 members each. The southside-facing part of the Phoenix Park electoral division would be 
included in the new Ballyfermot-Drimnagh local electoral area. The Committee is of the view 
that this approach best reflects its terms of reference in seeking to have regard to local 
community identities. 

North of the river Liffey , the Committee, having considered the submissions received, is 
recommending that the new local electoral areas should have regard to the revised 
boundaries between the Dail constituencies of Dublin Bay North and Dublin North-West. 
The Committee is recommending that the boundaries of the current Clontarf local electoral 
area would be generally maintained but with the inclusion of the electoral division of Raheny- 
St. Assam. The new local electoral area of Clontarf would have 6 members. 

To the north-east , a new 9-member local electoral area of Beaumont-Donaghmede is 
recommended, which would comprise the larger parts of the current local electoral areas of 
Donaghmede and Artane-Whitehall. 

To the north and north-west , the Committee is recommending that the electoral divisions of 
Botanic A, Drumcondra South C, Botanic B and Botanic C would move from the current 
Cabra local electoral area and be included in a new 7-member local electoral area to be 
named 'Ballymun'. The movement of these electoral divisions is consistent with the revised 
Dail constituency boundaries in this area. 

The Committee is recommending that a new 7-member local electoral area of 'Cabra- 
Finglas' be formed and include the electoral division of Finglas North C. 

The Committee is recommending that the current North Inner City local electoral area be 
retained with its boundaries unchanged. 

The Committee acknowledges that in recommending the current boundary of the North 
Inner City local electoral area be maintained along with the configuration of the new local 
electoral areas of 'Cabra-Finglas' and 'Ballymun', these boundaries would not align with the 
Dail constituency boundaries to the north-west of the City. The Committee nevertheless is of 
the view that the local electoral areas now proposed provide the best balance between 
the different requirements set out in its terms of reference. 



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A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 


Number of 
members 


Population 

ZU I I 


Population per 
rnernper 


Percentage 
variance from 
ciiy average 

+/- % 


Ballymun 


7 


57,791 


8,256 


-1.4 


Cabra - Finglas 


7 


55,729 


7,961 


-4.9 


Clontarf 


6 


52,358 


8,726 


+4.2 


Beaumont - 
Donaghmede 


9 


73,239 


8,138 


-2.8 


North Inner 
City 


8 


67,309 


8,414 


+0.5 












North 


37 


306 426 
















Rallx/fprmnt - 

l_J CI 1 IV ICI III \J I 

Drimnagh 


6 


52 896 


8,816 


+5.3 


Crumlin - 
Kimmage 


6 


51,894 


8,649 


+3.3 


Rathgar- 
Rathmines 


6 


47,836 


7,973 


-4.8 


Pembroke - 
South Dock 


8 


68,560 


8,570 


+2.3 












South 


26 


221,186 
















Total 


63 


527,612 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Ballymun 

Ballygall A, Ballygall B, Ballygall C, Ballygall D, Ballymun A, Ballymun B, Ballymun C, 
Ballymun D, Ballymun E, Ballymun F, Beaumont A, Botanic A, Botanic B, Botanic C, 
Drumcondra South C, Whitehall A, Whitehall B, Whitehall C and Whitehall D. 

Cabra - Finglas 

Ashtown A, Ashtown B, Cabra East A, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West A, Cabra 
West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Finglas North A, Finglas North B, Finglas North C, 
Finglas South A, Finglas South B, Finglas South C, Finglas South D, the part of the electoral 
division of Phoenix Park situated north of Chapelizod Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate 
Street. 

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Clontarf 

Beaumont D, Beaumont E, Beaumont F, Clontarf East A, Clontarf East B, Clontarf East C, 
Clontarf East D, Clontarf East E, Clontarf West A, Clontarf West B, Clontarf West C, Clontarf 
West D, Clontarf West E, Drumcondra South A, Grace Park and Raheny-St. Assam. 

Beaumont - Donaqhmede 

Ayrfield, Beaumont B, Beaumont C, Edenmore, Grange A, Grange B, Grange C, Grange D, 
Grange E, Harmonstown A, Harmonstown B, Kilmore A, Kilmore B, Kilmore C, Kilmore D, 
Priorswood A, Priorswood B, Priorswood C, Priorswood D, Priorswood E, Raheny-Foxfield 
and Raheny-Greendale. 

North Inner City 

Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ballybough A, 
Ballybough B, Drumcondra South B, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, 
Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Rotunda A and Rotunda 
B. 

Ballyfermot - Drimnaqh 

Carna, Chapelizod, Cherry Orchard A, Cherry Orchard C, Crumlin A, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, 
Decies, Drumfinn, InchicoreA, Inchicore B, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, 
Kylemore, the part of the electoral division of Phoenix Park situated south of Chapelizod 
Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B and 
Walkinstown C. 

Crumlin - Kimmage 

Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, 
Merchants Quay A, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants 
Quay E, Merchants Quay F, Ushers A, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E and Ushers 
F. 

Rathgar- Rathmines 

Kimmage C, Rathfarnham, Rathmines East A, Rathmines East C, Rathmines East D, 
Rathmines West A, Rathmines West B, Rathmines West C, Rathmines West D, Rathmines 
West E, Rathmines West F, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C and Terenure D. 

Pembroke - South Dock 

Mansion House A, Mansion House B, Pembroke East A, Pembroke East B, Pembroke East 
C, Pembroke East D, Pembroke East E, Pembroke West A, Pembroke West B, Pembroke 
West C, Rathmines East B, Royal Exchange A, Royal Exchange B, Saint Kevin's, South 
Dock, Wood Quay A and Wood Quay B. 



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Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Ballybrack 


5 


Blackrock 


4 


Dundrum 


5 


Dun Laoghaire 


6 


Glenculen-Sandyford 


4 


Stillorgan 


4 


Total 


28 



Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council is 
set out in the table below. 



2011 Population 


206,261 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
206,261 / 4,830 = 42.70 


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Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


Not Applicable 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Dun Laoghaire- 
Rathdown is 5,157. The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the 
variance in representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county 
should, as far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, 
this represents a range of 4,641 to 5,672. 

Recommendations 

In making its recommendations, the Committee has taken note of the arrangements 
envisaged for the Dublin local authorities that are contained in the Action Programme for 
Effective Local Government. Local electoral areas are not being configured into municipal 
districts. 

The recommendations of the Committee provide for the retention of the existing 
configuration of six local electoral areas, with the electoral division of Clonskeagh-Miltown 

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being moved from the Dundrum local electoral area into the Stillorgan local electoral area. 
The inclusion of this electoral division has the effect of providing that each of the proposed 
local electoral areas falls within the preferred representation variance range of + / - 10% that 
is specified in the terms of reference. 

The boundaries for each of the other local electoral areas are unchanged. 

These recommendations provide for the retention of the Stillorgan local electoral area and 
for the continuation of the east-west area arrangements currently operated by Dun 
Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The increase in the number of councillors from 28 to 
40 allowed for the recommendations to be applied in this way. The Committee had regard to 
the submissions that were received in putting forward these proposed local electoral areas. 

Having regard to the terms of reference which provide for local electoral areas to be formed 
around urban centres and to generally be named accordingly, a new title of Killiney - 
Shankill is recommended for the current Ballybrack local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Killiney- 
Shankill 


6 


33,187 


5,531 


+7.3 


Blackrock 


6 


30,990 


5,165 


+0.2 


Dundrum 


7 


35,768 


5,110 


-0.9 


Dun Laoghaire 


8 


40,852 


5,107 


-1.0 


Glencullen - 
Sandyford 


7 


36,465 


5,209 


+1.0 


Stillorgan 


6 


28,999 


4,833 


-6.3 


Total 


40 


206,261 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Killiney-Shankill 

Ballybrack, Cabinteely-Granitefield, Cabinteely-Kilbogget, Dalkey-Avondale, Killiney North, 
Killiney South, Shankill-Rathmichael, Shankill-Rathsallagh and Shankill-Shanganagh. 

Blackrock 

Blackrock-Booterstown, Blackrock-Carysfort, Blackrock-Central, Blackrock-Glenomena, 
Blackrock-Newpark, Blackrock-Seapoint, Blackrock-Templehill, Blackrock-Williamstown, 
Foxrock-Deansgrange, Stillorgan-Priory; that part of the electoral division of Blackrock- 
Monkstown situated west of a line drawn along Stradbrook Road; and that part of the electoral 
division of Blackrock-Stradbrook situated west of a line drawn along Stradbrook Road. 

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Dundrum 

Ballinteer-Broadford, Ballinteer-Ludford, Ballinteer-Meadowbroads, Ballinteer-Meadowmount, 
Churchtown-Castle, Churchtown-Landscape, Churchtown-Nutgrove, Churchtown-Orwell, 
Churchtown-Woodlawn, Clonskeagh-Farranboley, Clonskeagh-Windy Arbour, Dundrum- 
Kilmacud, Dundrum-Sweetmount, Dundrum-Taney; that part of the electoral division of 
Ballinteer-Marley situated north of a line drawn along Grange Road; that part of the electoral 
division of Dundrum-Balally situated north of a line drawn along Blackthorn Drive; and that part 
of the electoral division of Dundrum-Sandyford situated north of a line drawn as follows: 
commencing at the intersection, at the south-eastern corner of the electoral division of 
Ballinteer-Ludford, of the southern boundary of the electoral division of Ballinteer-Ludford and 
the western boundary of the electoral division of Dundrum-Sandyford, thence proceeding in an 
easterly direction along the southern boundary of the grounds of Gort Mhuire to the point 
where it meets Ballawley Park, thence commencing in an easterly direction and proceeding 
along the northern boundary of the said park to its intersection with the eastern boundary of the 
electoral division of Dundrum-Sandyford. 

Dun Laoghaire 

Cabinteely-Pottery, Dalkey-Bullock, Dalkey-Coliemore, Dalkey Hill, Dalkey Upper, Dun 
Laoghaire-East Central, Dun Laoghaire-Glasthule, Dun Laoghaire-Glenageary, Dun 
Laoghaire-Monkstown Farm, Dun Laoghaire-Mount Town, Dun Laoghaire-Sallynoggin East, 
Dun Laoghaire-Sallynoggin South, Dun Laoghaire-Sallynoggin West, Dun Laoghaire-Salthill, 
Dun Laoghaire-Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire-West Central, Foxrock-Beechpark; that part of the 
electoral division of Blackrock-Monkstown not contained in the local electoral area of Black- 
rock; and that part of the electoral division of Blackrock-Stradbrook not contained in the local 
electoral area of Blackrock. 

Glencullen-Sandyford 

Ballinteer-Woodpark, Cabinteely-Loughlinstown, Glencullen, Tibradden; that part of the elec- 
toral division of Ballinteer-Marley not contained in the local electoral area of Dundrum; that part 
of the electoral division of Dundrum-Balally not contained in the local electoral area of Dun- 
drum; and that part of the electoral division of Dundrum-Sandyford not contained in the local 
electoral area of Dundrum. 

Stillorgan 

Clonskeagh-Belfield, Clonskeagh-Milltown, Clonskeagh-Roebuck, Foxrock-Carrickmines, 
Foxrock-Torquay, Stillorgan-Deerpark, Stillorgan-Kilmacud, Stillorgan-Leopardstown, 
Stillorgan-Merville and Stillorgan-Mount Merrion. 



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Fingal County 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Balbriggan 


5 


Balbriggan T.C 


Castleknock 


4 




Howth-Malahide 


5 




Mulhuddart 


5 




Swords 


5 




Total 


24 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Fingal County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


273,991 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
273,991 / 4,830 = 56.73 


57 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


1 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst either 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Fingal is 6,850. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Fingal, this represents a range of 6,165 to 7,535. 

Recommendations 

In making its recommendations, the Committee has taken note of the arrangements 
envisaged for the Dublin local authorities that are contained in the Action Programme for 
Effective Local Government. Local electoral areas are not being configured into municipal 
districts. 

The new local electoral areas being recommended are based on the current local electoral 
areas, but with changes reflecting particular local issues raised in submissions which the 
Committee has sought to address. 



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There would therefore be five local electoral areas in the new configuration, as currently, and 
there would be no change in the names of the electoral areas. 

The increase in the number of councillors from 24 to 40 enabled this recommendation. The 
parameters set in the terms of reference for the maximum and minimum number of members 
per local electoral area and for the preferred representation variance of + / - 10% between 
electoral areas are observed. 

Of all the local authorities whose boundaries were reviewed, most submissions were 
received in respect of Fingal. These largely related to one area in particular. Some 58 
submissions were received by the deadline date recommending that the Waterside estate, 
which is on the eastern side of the M1 motorway, be moved from the Swords local electoral 
area into the same local electoral area as Malahide. The Committee saw merit in the 
change proposed, having regard to the community coherence of the area. The Committee is 
recommending that the boundaries be altered in this way, but that the current local electoral 
areas of Swords and Howth-Malahide would be otherwise unchanged. 

It is recommended that the current Balbriggan local electoral area retain its existing 
boundaries. The Committee in making this recommendation notes that Balbriggan currently 
has a town council, which is the only one in County Dublin. 

The Committee is recommending an alteration to the current boundary between the 
Mulhuddart and Castleknoock local electoral areas. It is recommending that the electoral 
division of Lucan North be moved into the Castleknock local electoral area. The Committee 
is of the view that this change achieves a more appropriate variance in population between 
these local areas, and is warranted, having regard to the community identity of the area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Balbriggan 


8 


57,427 


7,178 


+4.8 


Castleknock 


7 


46,968 


6,710 


-2.0 


Howth-Malahide 


8 


55,948 


6,994 


+2.1 


Mulhuddart 


8 


54,064 


6,758 


-1.3 


Swords 


9 


59,584 


6,620 


-3.3 


Total 


40 


273,991 







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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Balbriqqan 

Balbriggan Rural, Balbriggan Urban, Ballyboghil, Balscadden, Clonmethan, Garristown, 
Hollywood, Holmpatrick, Lusk, Rush and Skerries. 

Castleknock 

Blanchardstown-Abbotstown, Blanchardstown-Coolmine, Blanchardstown-Delwood, 
Blanchardstown-Roselawn, Castleknock-Knockmaroon, Castleknock-Park and Lucan North. 

Howth-Malahide 

Baldoyle, Balgriffin, Howth, Kinsaley, Malahide East, Malahide West, Portmarnock North, 
Portmarnock South, Sutton and the part of Swords-Seatown electoral division east of the M1 
motorway. 

Mulhuddart 

Blanchardstown-Blakestown, Blanchardstown-Corduff, Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart, 
Blanchardstown-Tyrrelstown, and The Ward. 

Swords 

Airport, Donabate, Dubber, Kilsallaghan, Swords-Forrest, Swords-Glasmore, Swords- 
Lissenhall, the part of Swords-Seatown electoral division west of the M1 motorway, Swords 
Village and Turnapin. 



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and Number of Members: 

Balbriggan - 8 

Castleknock - 7 

Howth - Malahide - 8 

Mulhuddart - 8 

Swords - 9 
ED Names: balgriffin 
Town Names: Swords 1 



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Galway City 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Galway City West 


5 


Galway City Central 


4 


Galway City East 


6 


Total 


15 



Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Galway City Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


75,529 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
75,529/4,830= 15.64 


16 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


Not Applicable 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Galway City Council 
is 4,196. The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in 
representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as 
far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Galway City, this represents a range of 
3,776 to 4,616. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that the new local electoral areas be based on the three 
current local electoral areas, but with one electoral division (Mionlach) being moved from the 
Galway City East to the Galway City Central local electoral area to secure an improved 
balance of population across these two areas, having regard to the terms of reference. 

The Galway City West local electoral area would remain unchanged from its present 
boundaries. There would be no change in the names of the three local electoral areas. 



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The increase in the number of members from 15 to 18 has enabled this as a recommended 
approach to be applied. The parameters set in the terms of reference for the maximum and 
minimum number of members per local electoral area and for the preferred representation 
variance of + / - 10% between electoral areas are observed. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
city average 
+ /- % 


Galway City West 


6 


26,189 


4,365 


+4.0 


Galway City 
Central 


6 


23,642 


3,940 


-6.1 


Galway City East 


6 


25,698 


4,283 


+2.1 


Total 


18 


75,529 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Galway City West 

Bearna, Claddagh, Cnoc na Cathrach, Rockbarton, Salthill and Taylors Hill. 
Galway City Central 

Dangan, Eyre Square, Mionlach, Newcastle, Nuns Island, Rahoon, Shantalla, and Toghroinn 
San Nioclais. 

Galway City East 

An Caislean, Baile an Bhriotaigh, Ballybaan, Lough Atalia, Mervue, Murroogh, Renmore and 
Wellpark. 



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Galway County 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Ballinasloe 


5 


Ballinasloe T.C 


Conamara 


7 




Loughrea 


7 


Loughrea T.C 


Oranmore 


4 




Tuam 


7 


Tuam T.C 


Total 


30 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Galway County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


175,124 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
175,124/4,830 = 36.26 


36 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


3 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


39 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 39 members have to be divided 
amongst 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Galway County is 
4,490. The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in 
representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as 
far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Galway County, this represents a 
range of 4,041 to 4,939. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of five local electoral areas, based on the 
current electoral areas but with a number of alterations that address the requirements of the 
terms of reference. 

The Committee is recommending that in the interests of electoral, community and 
geographic coherence, the boundary for the current Conamara local electoral area should 
remain unchanged and that 9 members be assigned to this local electoral area. 



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The Committee is recommending a redrawing of the electoral boundaries in the vicinity of 
Athenry. It is recommended that the town of Athenry and its immediate hinterland be 
included in same local electoral area as Oranmore. The movement of the electoral divisions 
of Ryehill and Monivea from the current Ballinasloe local electoral area to new Tuam local 
electoral area is also recommended. 

The Committee, having regard to submissions received, is recommending that the electoral 
divisions of Derrew, Kilquain and Tiranascragh be moved from the current Ballinasloe local 
electoral area to the new Loughrea local electoral area. 

This proposed configuration provides for more coherent boundaries between the new local 
electoral areas of Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Athenry-Oranmore and Tuam. The Committee is 
making its recommendations for Galway County based on its terms of reference which 
provide for local electoral areas to be based around existing town councils and large urban 
centres, and for account to be taken of the impact on current electoral boundaries and local 
and community identities. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Ballinasloe 


6 


24,561 


4,094 


-8.8 


Conamara 


9 


39,238 


4,360 


-2.9 


Loughrea 


8 


37,416 


4,677 


+4.2 


Athenry - 
Oranmore 


7 


33,415 


4,774 


+6.3 


Tuam 


9 


40,494 


4,499 


+0.2 


Total 


39 


175,124 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Ballinasloe 

Ahascragh, Annagh, Aughrim, Ballinasloe Rural, Ballinasloe Urban, Ballymacward, 

Ballynakill, Caltra, Castleblakeney, Castleffrench, Clonbrock, Clonfert, Clontuskert, 

Cloonkeen, Colmanstown, Derryglassaun, Eyrecourt, Grange, Kellysgrove, Kilconnell, 

Killaan, Killallaghtan, Killeroran, Killian, Killimor, Killoran, Killure, Kilmacshane, Kiltormer, 
Kylemore, Laurencetown, Lismanny, Meelick, Mount Bellew, Mounthazel, Oatfield and 
Taghboy. 



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Conamara 

Abhainn Ghabhla, An Chorr, An Cnoc Bui, An Crompan, An Fhairche, An Ros, An Spideal, 
An Turlach, An Uillinn, Arainn, Ballynakill, Bearna, Binn an Choire, Bunowen, Camas, Cill 
Aithnin, Cill Chuimin, Cleggan, Clifden, Cloch na Ron, Conga, Cushkillary, Derrycunlagh, 
Derrylea, Doonloughan, Errislannan, Galway Rural (part), Garmna, Inishbofin, Kilcummin, 
Leitir Breacain, Leitir Moir, Letterfore, Maigh Cuilinn, Mairos, Na Forbacha, Oughterard, 
Rinvyle, Sailearna, Scainimh, Sillerna, Sliabh an Aonaigh, Tulaigh Mhic Aodhain and 
Wormhole. 

Loughrea 

Abbeygormacan, Abbeyville, Aille, Ardamullivan, Ardrahan, Ballycahalan, Ballyglass, 
Ballynagar, Beagh, Bracklagh, Bullaun, Cahermore, Cappard, Castleboy, Castletaylor, Coos, 
Craughwell, Derrew, Derrylaur, Dooms, Drumacoo, Drumkeary, Drummin, Gort, Kilbeacanty, 
Kilchreest, Kilconickny, Kilconierin, Killeely, Killeenavarra, Killimor, Killinny, Killogilleen, 
Kilmalinoge, Kilmeen, Kilquain, Kilreekill, Kiltartan, Kilteskill, Kilthomas, Kiltullagh, Kinvarra, 
Lackalea, Leitrim, Loughatorick, Loughrea Rural, Loughrea Urban, Marblehill, Moat, 
Mountain, Moyode, Pallas, Portumna, Raford, Rahasane, Skehanagh, Tiranascragh, Tynagh 
and Woodford. 

Athenry - Oranmore 

An Cam Mor, Athenry, Aughrim, Baile an Teampaill, Baile Chlair, Ballynacourty, Belleville, 
Cappalusk, Ceathru an Bhrunaigh, Clarinbridge, Cloonkeen, Deerpark, Eanach Dhuin, 
Graigabbey, Greethill, Leacach Beag, Liscananaun, Lisin an Bhealaigh, Oranmore, 
Stradbally and Tiaquin. 

Tuam 

Abbey East, Abbey West, Addergoole, Annaghdown, Ballinastack, Ballinderry, Ballinduff, 
Ballymoe, Ballynakill, Ballynapark, Beaghmore, Belclare, Boyounagh, Carrownagur, 
Carrowrevagh, Claretuam, Clonbern, Cloonkeen, Cooloo, Creggs, Cummer, Curraghmore, 
Donaghpatrick, Doonbally, Dunmore North, Dunmore South, Foxhall, Glennamaddy, 
Headford, Hillsbrook, Island, Kilbennan, Kilcoona, Kilcroan, Killeany, Killeen, Killererin, 
Killower, Killursa, Kilmoylan, Kilshanvy, Kiltullagh, Levally, Milltown, Monivea, Moyne, 
Raheen, Ryehill, Scregg, Shankill, Templetogher, Toberadosh, Toberroe, Tuam Rural and 
Tuam Urban. 



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County Kerry 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Dingle 


3 




Killarney 


7 


Killarney T.C 


Killorglin 


5 




Listowel 


5 


Listowel T.C 


Tralee 


7 


Tralee T.C 


Total 


27 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Kerry County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


145,502 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
145,502/4,830 = 30.12 


30 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


3 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


33 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 33 members have to be divided 
amongst either 4 or 5 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Kerry is 4,409. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Kerry, this represents a range of 3,968 to 4,850. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there would be four local electoral areas on the basis 
that this configuration addresses the terms of reference in having regard to local and 
community identities and current electoral and administrative arrangements. Taking account 
of submissions received, a number of specific alterations to existing boundaries are also 
recommended. 

The approach recommended by the Committee acknowledges the position of the three town 
councils of Tralee, Killarney and Listowel, but also has regard to the distinct community 
identities along the coastal peninsulas of south and west Kerry. 

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The Committee is recommending the creation of a new local electoral area for the western 
coastal areas to include the towns of Dingle - Daingean Ui Chuis, Killorglin, Caherciveen 
and Kenmare. This is to be titled South and West Kerry. 

The Committee is recommending that the new Tralee local electoral area would include the 
electoral divisions of Baurtregaum, Knockglass, Kilgobban, Banna and Tubrid on the basis 
that they form part of the hinterland to the west and north of the town. 

The proposed new Listowel local electoral area would include the electoral division of 
Abbeydorney. 

The Committee further recommends that the proposed new Killarney local electoral area 
would include the electoral divisions Kilbonane and Lahard, having regard to considerations 
of local community identity. 

The two most populous recommended local electoral areas are Tralee and South and West 
Kerry. There are allocated 9 members each. The local electoral areas of Killarney and 
Listowel are allocated 8 and 7 members respectively. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Killarney 


8 


38,040 


4,755 


+7.8 


Listowel 


7 


28,538 


4,077 


-7.5 


South and 
West Kerry 


9 


38,873 


4,319 


-2.0 


Tralee 


9 


40,051 


4,450 


+0.9 


Total 


33 


145,502 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Killarney 

Aghadoe, Aglish, Ballyhar, Brewsterfield, Carker, Castleisland, Clydagh, Coolies, Coom, 
Cordal, Currans, Derreen, Doocarrig, Flesk, Headfort, Kilbonane, Kilcummin, Kilfelim, 
Killarney Rural, Killarney Urban, Killeentierna, Knocknahoe, Lahard, Millbrook, Molahiffe, 
Muckross, Rathmore, Rockfield and Scartaglin. 



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Listowel 

Abbeydorney, Ardagh, Astee, Ballincloher, Ballyconry, Ballyduff, Ballyegan, Ballyheige, 
Ballyhorgan, Ballynorig, Beal, Carrig, Causeway, Cloontubbrid, Drommartin, Duagh, 
Ennismore, Gullane, Gunsborough, Kerryhead, Kilfeighny, Killahan, Killehenny, Killury, 
Kilmeany, Kiltomy, Leitrim, Lislaughtin, Lisselton, Listowel Rural, Listowel Urban, Lixnaw, 
Moynsha, Newtownsandes, Rathea, Shronowen, Tarbert, Tarmon, Trienearagh and Urlee. 

South and West Kerry 

An Baile Breac, An Baile Dubh, An Clochan, An Daingean, An Mhin Aird, An Sraidbhaile, An 
tlmleach, Ardea, Baile an Sceilg, Ballinvoher, Ballynacourty, Banawn, Boolteens, Caher, 
Cappagh, Caragh, Castlecove, Castlegregory, Castlequin, Cathair Donall, Ce Bhreanainn, 
Ceann Tra, Ceannuigh, Churchtown, Cill Chuain, Cill Maoilcheadair, Cinn Aird, Cloon, 
Curraghbeg, Curraghmore, Dawros, Deelis, Doire Fhionain, Doire lanna, Dromin, Dromore, 
Dun Chaoin, Dun Urlann, Dunloe, Glanbehy, Glanlee, Glanlough, Glanmore, Greenane, 
Inch, Kenmare, Kilgarrylander, Kilgarvan, Kilgobnet, Killinane, Killorglin, Kilnanare, Kiltallagh, 
Lack, Lickeen, Loch Luioch, Loughbrin, Maistir Gaoithe, Marthain, Maum, Milltown, Na 
Beathacha, Na Gleannta, Portmagee, Reen, Sneem, Tahilla, Toghroinn Fhionain, Trian 
larthach and Valencia. 

Tralee 

Arabela, Ardfert, Ballyegan, Ballynahaglish, Ballyseedy, Banna, Baurtregaum, Blennerville, 
Brosna, Clogherbrien, Crinny, Doon, Gneeves, Kilflyn, Kilgobban, Kilmurry, Kilshenane, 
Knockglass, Knocknagashel, Lackabaun, Mount Eagle, Nohaval, O'Brennan, Ratass, Tralee 
Rural, Tralee Urban and Tubrid. 



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County Kerry 



LISTOWEL (7) 



TRALEE (9) 




SOUTH AND WEST KERRY (9) 



Kilometers 
10 20 
I i i i I i_ 



J L 



40 
_J 



Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Killarney - 8 

Listowel - 7 

South and West Kerry - 9 

Tralee - 9 
ED Names: brosna 
Town Names: Kenmare ■ 



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County Kildare 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Athy 


4 


Athy T.C 


Celbridge 


6 


Leixlip T.C 


Clane 


4 




Kildare 


6 


Newbridge T.C 


Naas 


5 


Naas T.C 


Total 


25 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Kildare County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


210,312 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
210,312/4,830 = 43.54 


44 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Kildare County is 
5,258. The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in 
representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as 
far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Kildare, this represents a range of 
4,732 to 5,784. 

Recommendations 

The number of elected members is to increase from 25 to 40 and the Committee is 
recommending that these be allocated across five local electoral areas. 

In making this recommendation, the Committee had regard to the paragraph in the terms of 
reference which provides for local electoral areas to be designed, as far as possible, around 
the existing boroughs and other municipal towns and large urban centres which do not 
currently enjoy municipal status. 



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The Committee is of the view that the recommended configuration provides for a balance 
between recognising existing town councils and electoral areas, and acknowledging the 
community identities in other parts of the county that have experienced significant 
development in recent years. The boundaries of the proposed local electoral areas have 
regard to the mixed urban and rural nature of the county. 

Having considered submissions received, a number of specific alterations to existing 
boundaries are recommended. 

The Committee is recommending the formation of a new local electoral area for Celbridge 
and Leixlip. A second local electoral area is recommended for the north of the county, to be 
titled Maynooth which would also include most of the current Clane local electoral area. The 
Committee is of the view that this boundary configuration would allow the community 
identities attaching to these respective towns and areas to be recognised and enhanced. 

In recommending a new local electoral area for Naas, it is proposed that the electoral 
divisions of Kilcullen, Gilltown and Ballymore Eustace be included as part of its hinterland. 
The electoral division of Bodenstown which was previously split between two local electoral 
areas would be included in its entirety in the new Naas local electoral area. 

A recommended new Kildare - Newbridge local electoral area would include the electoral 
division of Robertstown. The boundary between the new local electoral areas of Naas and 
Kildare - Newbridge at the electoral division of Droichead Nua Rural would follow the line of 
the M7 and M9 motorway, as it does currently. 

The electoral divisions of Monasterevin and Kildangan would be included in the proposed 
new Athy local electoral area to the south of the county. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Athy 


6 


30,684 


5,114 


-2.7 


Celbridge - 










Leixlip 


7 


36,630 


5,233 


-0.5 


Maynooth 


9 


46,037 


5,115 


-2.7 


Kildare - 










Newbridge 


9 


49,944 


5,549 


+5.5 


Naas 


9 


47,017 


5,224 


-0.6 


Total 


40 


210,312 







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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Athy 

Athy East Urban, Athy Rural, Athy West Urban, Ballaghmoon, Ballitore, Ballybrackan, 
Ballyshannon, Belan, Bert, Burtown, Carrigeen, Castledermot, Churchtown, Dunmanoge, 
Fontstown, Graney, Grangemellon, Harristown, Inchaquire, Johnstown, Kilberry, Kildangan, 
Kilkea, Kilrush, Monasterevin, Moone, Narraghmore, Nurney, Skerries and Usk. 

Celbridqe - Leixlip 

Celbridge, Donaghcumper and Leixlip. 
Maynooth 

Ballynadrumny, Balraheen, Cadamstown, Carbury, Carrick, Clane, Cloncurry, Donadea, 
Downings, Drehid, Dunfierth, Kilcock, Kilpatrick, Kilrainy, Maynooth, Straffan, Timahoe 
North, Timahoe South and Windmill Cross. 

Kildare - Newbridge 

Ballysax East, Ballysax West, Cloncurry, the part of the ED of Droichead Nua Rural west of 
the M7 motorway until it diverges with the M9 motorway and thereafter the part west of the 
M9, Droichead Nua Urban, Dunmurry, Feighcullen, Kildare, Killinthomas, Kilmeage North, 
Kilmeage South, Lackagh, Lullymore, Morristownbiller, Oldconnell, Pollardstown, 
Quinsborough, Rathangan, Rathernan, Robertstown and Thomastown. 

Naas 

Ballymore Eustace, Bodenstown, Carnalway, Carragh, Donore, the part of the ED of 
Droichead Nua Rural east of the M7 motorway until it diverges with the M9 motorway and 
thereafter the part east of the M9, Gilltown, Kilcullen, Kill, Killashee, Kilteel, Ladytown, Naas 
Rural, Naas Urban, Newtown, Oughterard and Rathmore. 



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County Kildare 



MAYNOOTH (9) 



BALLYNADRUMNY 



CELBRIDGE - 
LEIXLIP (7) 



CADAMSTOWN 



CLONCURRY 



Maynooth 



DUNFIERTH 



CELBRIDGE 



^WINDMILL CROSS! 



TIMAHOE NORTH 



TIMAHOE SOUTH 



ixlipl 

IXLIP J 
■ #— ' 

CelHridge 



Cl^ne. 

CLANE 



KILDARE - 
NEWBRIDGE (9) 



BODENSTOWN 



^OUGHTERARD* 



KILMEAGE SOUTH 



CLONCURRY 



Naas 

NAAS URBAN 



i FEIGHCULLEN 1 



THOMASTOWN 



MORRISTOWNBILLQ 



QUINSBOROUGH 



a Kildare \ °r<™^y<*> 

KILDARE 



MONASTEREVIN 



vBALLYSAX EAST 1 



KILDANGAN ^ 



IBALLYSAX WEST^ 



CARNALWAY 



NAAS (9) 



ALLYMORE EUSTACj 



ATHY (6) 



HARRISTOWN 



BALLYSHANNON 
KILRUSH N / USK 



) FONTSTOWN 



■NARRAGHMORE 



CchurchtownV 



Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Athy - 6 
Naas - 9 

Kildare - Newbridge - 9 
Celbridge - Leixlip - 7 
Maynooth - 9 
ED Names: donadea 
Town Names: Athy ■ 



KILKEA CBELANL CARRIGEEN 



Kilometers 

5 10 20 
I I l l I l l I I 



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County Kilkenny 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Borough / Town Council in 
Local Electoral Area 


Ballyragget 


5 




Callan 


4 




Kilkenny 


7 


Kilkenny B.C 


Piltown 


6 




Thomastown 


4 




Total 


26 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Kilkenny County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


95,419 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
95,419/4,830 = 19.76 


20 


Additional members: 1 per town council and 4 per borough 
council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 
councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


24 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 24 members have to be divided 
amongst 3 or 4 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Kilkenny is 3,976. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Kilkenny, this represents a range of 3,578 to 
4,373. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there be four local electoral areas in Kilkenny. As 
referenced earlier at paragraph 3.3 of the report, the Committee feels that the optimal 
approach is to propose that a 'Borough District' would be formed through the combination of 
two new local electoral areas around Kilkenny City and its hinterland. Paragraph 3(b) of the 
terms of reference provides for this approach to be adopted for reasons such as geographic 
coherence, population or for other factors. 



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In making this recommendation, the Committee had regard to the terms of reference which 
provide for local electoral areas to be designed, as far as possible, around the existing 
boroughs and other municipal towns and large urban centres, and named accordingly. The 
Committee was mindful of the status of Kilkenny City as county town with a borough council. 

The proposed Kilkenny City - West local electoral area would combine the Kilkenny No. 1 
Urban electoral division and the area of the Kilkenny Rural electoral division to the west of 
the river Nore. It would incorporate electoral divisions to the west and south of the city, 
including the town of Callan. 

The proposed Kilkenny City - East local electoral area would combine the Kilkenny No. 2 
Urban electoral division with the area of the Kilkenny Rural electoral division to the east of 
the river Nore. It would incorporate electoral divisions to the east and south of the city, 
including the towns of Thomastown and Graiguenamanagh. The electoral division of The 
Rower would join this local electoral area to the south. 

A new local electoral area to be titled Castlecomer is recommended for the north of the 
county. This would include the towns of Freshford, Ballyragget and Gowran. 

To the south of the county, a local electoral area of Piltown is recommended with the 
inclusion of the electoral divisions of Kilmaganny, Killamery, Tullahought, Boolyglass and 
Aghaviller. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Castlecomer 


6 


22,676 


3,779 


-4.9 


Kilkenny City - 
East 


6 


24,720 


4,120 


+3.6 


Kilkenny City - 
West 


6 


24,379 


4,063 


+2.2 


Piltown 


6 


23,644 


3,941 


-0.9 


Total 


24 


95,419 







Note: The population data in the table reflects the position that the electoral division of Kilkenny Rural (pop: 
16,833) which encircles the two Kilkenny Urban electoral divisions is split along the river Nore. The population 
included in the Kilkenny City- West local electoral area from this electoral division is 9,056 while the population 
included in the Kilkenny City-East local electoral area is 7, 777. 



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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Castlecomer 

Attanagh, Balleen, Ballinamara, Ballybeagh, Ballycallan, Ballyconra, Ballyragget, Baunmore, 
Castlecomer, Clogh, Clogharinka, Clomantagh, Coolcraheen, Freshford, Galmoy, Glashare, 
Goresbridge, Gowran, Johnstown, Kilkieran, Kilmacar, Kilmanagh, Lisdowney, Moneenroe, 
Mothell, Muckalee, Odagh, Paulstown, Rathbeagh, Rathcoole, Rathealy, Shankill, Tiscoffin, 
Tubbridbrittain, Tullaroan and Urlingford. 

Kilkenny City - East 

Ballyhale, Ballyvool, Bennettsbridge, Bramblestown, Castlebanny, Clara, Coolhill, Dunbell, 
Dunmore, Famma, Freaghana, Graiguenamanagh, Inistioge, Jerpoint Church, Kilfane, 
Kilkenny No. 2 Urban, that part of Kilkenny Rural electoral division on the eastern side of the 
river Nore, Kiltorcan, Knocktopher, Pleberstown, Powerstown, The Rower, Thomastown, 
Tullaherin, Ullard and Woolengrange. 

Kilkenny City - West 

Burnchurch, Callan Rural, Callan Urban, Coolaghmore, Danesfort, Dunamaggan, Earlstown, 
Ennisnag, Grange, Kells, Kilkenny No. 1 Urban, that part of the Kilkenny Rural electoral 
division on the western side of the river Nore, Mallardstown, Outrath, Scotsborough, St. 
Canice, Stonyford and Tullaghanbrogue. 

Piltown 

Aghaviller, Aglish, Ballincrea, Boolyglass, Brownsford, Castlegannon, Dunkitt, Dysartmoon, 
Farnoge, Fiddown, Jerpoint West, Kilbeacon, Kilbride, Kilcolumb, Kilculliheen, Kilkeasy, 
Killahy, Killamery, Kilmaganny, Kilmakevoge, Listerlin, Muckalee, Pilltown, Pollrone, 
Portnascully, Rathpatrick, Rosbercon Rural, Rossinan, Shanbogh, Templeorum, Tubbrid, 
Tullahought, Ullid and Whitechurch. 



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County Kilkenny 



CASTLECOMER (6) 



C 33 1 P6 C&fn OFonee 

CAgTLECOMER 



COOLCRAHEEN 



URLINGFORD r CLOMANTAGH < FRESHFORD 



CLOGHARINKA 



7RATHCOOLE\ TISCOFFIN 



VTUBBRIDBRITTAIN 



JBALLYBEAGH , 



\ BALLINAMARAjpT- CANICE^ 



> TULLAROAN * 



BALLYCALLAN 



KILKENNY RURAL 



KILKENNY 
'CITY EAST (6 



^BURNCHURCH . 



AMBLESTOWN 
BENNETTSBRIDGE ^ C POWERS TOWN ' 



JULLAHER 



KILKENNY CITY 
WEST (6) 



^Callart^^EARLSTOWlJ \ ENNISNAg/OOLENGRA^JGE K ILFANE 
CALL^^JRBAN ^ rJ ~^S \ < f^^|NR^fT1~^ptO\i 

CALL AN RURAL 

FAMMA 

IfjERPOINT CHURCH j 

j j^l DUNNAMAGGAN V ~ 

^"COOLAGHMORE I 



KILMAGANNY 



CASTLEBANNY 



J BOO LYG LASS 



^l LKEASY C NCASTLEGANNd 

jerfont wesAlisterlin ^ysartm^on 



Electoral Area 

Electoral Division 

Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Castlecomer - 6 
Kilkenny City East - 6 
Kilkenny City West - 6 
Piltown - 6 
ED Names: freshford 
Town Names: Callan ■ 



'TEMPLEORUM 



SHANBOGH 



KILMAKEVOGE 



AKILCOLUMB^ 



KUculliheen iparj) 



RATHPATRICK 



PILTOWN (6) 

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County Laois 

Overview of present position 

The Committee is making its recommendations on the basis that the local electoral area 
boundaries for Laois are to match the county boundaries. This point was addressed earlier 
at paragraph 3.9 of the report. The Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) 
Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 114/1994) altered the boundary of Carlow town for the purposes 
of local elections. Part of the electoral division of Graigue Rural (county Laois) was included 
in county Carlow for electoral purposes. The Minister requested the Committee not to have 
regard to the provisions in this statutory instrument in making its recommendations. 



The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Borris-in-Ossory 


6 




Emo 


4 




Lugacurren 


4 




Mountmellick 


4 


Mountmellick T.C 


Portlaoise 


7 


Portlaoise T.C 


Total 


25 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Laois County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


80,559 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
80,559/4,830 = 16.68 


17 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


2 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


19 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 19 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Laois is 4,240. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Laois, this represents a range of 3,816 to 4,664. 



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Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there would be three local electoral areas on the basis 
that this configuration addresses the terms of reference in having regard to local and 
community identities and current electoral and administrative arrangements. 

The Committee also had regard to the paragraph in its terms of reference that provides for 
local electoral areas to be designed, as far as possible, around the existing municipal towns 
and large urban centres, and to be named accordingly. 

It is recommended that the Portlaoise local electoral area have 7 members to reflect its 
position as county town, with the other two areas being allocated 6 members each. The 
proposed Portlaoise local electoral area incorporates the hinterland area towards the south 
of the county and includes the town of Abbeyleix. 

The second proposed local electoral area is based in the west of the county and is named 
Borris-in-Ossory - Mountmellick. 

The third proposed local electoral area is based in the east of the county and is named 
Graiguecullen - Portarlington. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Graiguecullen - 
Portarlington 


6 


26,763 


4,461 


+5.2 


Borris-in- 
Ossory - 
Mountmellick 


6 


23,906 


3,984 


-6.0 


Portlaoise 


7 


29,890 


4,270 


+0.7 


Total 


19 


80,559 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Graiguecullen - Portarlington 

Ardough, Arless, Ballickmoyler, Ballyadams, Ballybrittas, Ballycarroll, Ballylehane, 
Ballylynan, Barrowhouse, Curraclone, Doonane, Emo, Farnans, Fossy, Graigue Rural, 
Jamestown, Killabban, Kilmullen, Kilmurry, Luggacurren, Moyanna, Newtown, Portarlington 
South, Rathaspick, Rossmore, Sallyford, Shrule, Stradbally, Tankardstown, Timahoe, 
Timogue, Turra and Vicarstown. 



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Borris-in-Ossory - Mountmellick 

Aghmacart, Arderin, Ballybrophy, Ballyfin, Borris-in-Ossory, Brisha, Caher, Capard, 
Cappalough, Cardtown, Castlecuffe, Castletown, Clonaslee, Clonin, Clonmore, Coolrain, 
Cuffsborough, Cullahill, Dangans, Donaghmore, Donore, Dunmore, Durrow, Errill, 
Garrymore, Graigue, Grantstown, Kilcoke, Kildellig, Killermogh, Kilnaseer, Kyle, Kyle South, 
Lacka, Marymount, Meelick, Moneenalassa, Moneymore, Mountmellick Rural, Mountmellick 
Urban, Mountrath, Nealstown, O'Moresforest, Rathdowney, Rathsaran, Rearymore, 
Rosenallis, Tinnahinch and Trumra. 

Portlaoise 

Abbeyleix, Ballinakill, Ballyroan, Blandsfort, Borris, Clash, Clondarrig, Clonkeen, Colt, 
Cullenagh, Dysartgallen, Kilcolmanbane, Portlaoighise Rural, Portlaoighise Urban, Raheen, 
and Shaen. 



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BORRIS-IN-OSSORY 
MOUNTMELLICK (6) 



GRAIGUECULLEN - 
PORTARLINGTON (6) 




o 

L 



Kilometers 
10 

J I L 



J L 



20 
_l 



Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Portlaoise - 7 

Borris-in-Ossory - Mountmellick - 6 
Graiguecullen - Portarlington - 6 
ED Names: ballyroan 
Town Names: Abbeyleix ■ 



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County Leitrim 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Ballinamore 


5 




Carrick-on-Shannon 


7 




Dromahaire 


5 




Manorhamilton 


5 




Total 


22 





There are no town councils in County Leitrim. 
Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Leitrim County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


31,798 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
31,798/4,830 = 6.58 


7 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 





New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Leitrim is 1,767. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Leitrim, this represents a range of 1 ,590 to 1 ,943. 

Recommendations 

The Committee recommends that there would be three local electoral areas to be named 
Manorhamilton, Ballinamore and Carrick-on-Shannon. There is no town council in County 
Leitrim and the terms of reference provide for local electoral areas to be formed around large 
urban centres which do not currently enjoy municipal status. 



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The new local electoral area recommended for Carrick-on-Shannon is based on the current 
local electoral area of the same name, with the addition of the electoral division of Leitrim on 
the basis that it forms part of its hinterland. 

Issues of geographic coherence informed the recommendations of the Committee. It is 
proposed that the part of the county north of Lough Allen and the River Shannon would form 
the new Manorhamilton local electoral area. It is recommended that the south-eastern part 
of the county form the new Ballinamore local electoral area. 

The electoral divisions that comprise the current Dromahaire local electoral area would be 
incorporated into the three new local electoral areas. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Ballinamore 


6 


9,864 


1,644 


-6.9 


Carrick-on- 










Shannon 


6 


11,018 


1,836 


+3.9 


Manorhamilton 


6 


10,916 


1,819 


+3.0 


Total 


18 


31,798 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Ballinamore 

Aghacashel, Aghavas, Ballinamore, Barnameenagh, Carrigallen East, Carrigallen West, 
Castlefore, Cattan, Cloone, Cloverhill, Corrala, Corriga, Drumreilly East, Drumreilly North, 
Drumreilly South, Drumreilly West, Drumshanbo, Fenagh, Garadice, Gortermone, 
Greaghglass, Keeldra, Keshcarrigan, Killygar, Kiltubbrid, Lisgillock, Moher, Newtowngore, 
Oughteragh, Riverstown, Rowan, Stralongford and Yugan. 

Carrick-on-Shannon 

Annaduff, Beihy, Breandrum, Bunnybeg, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cashel, Drumard, Drumdoo, 
Drumod, Drumsna, Gortnagullion, Gowel, Leitrim, Mohill, Rinn and Roosky. 

Manorhamilton 

Aghalateeve, Aghanlish, Aghavoghil, Arigna, Ballaghameehan, Belhavel, Cloonclare, 
Cloonlogher, Drumahaire, Drumkeeran, Garvagh, Glenade, Glenaniff, Glenboy, Glencar, 
Glenfarn, Gubacreeny, Killanummery, Killarga, Kiltyclogher, Kinlough, Lurganboy, 
Mahanagh, Manorhamilton, Melvin, Munakill, Sramore, St. Patrick's and Tullaghan. 



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GUBACREENY 



TULLAGHAN 



MANORHAMILTON (6) 



AGHANLISH 



BALLAGHAMEEHAN 



^MANORHAMILTON/ 

ManQrhamitfor 

\ LURGANBOY^ 



KILTYCLOGHER 



MUNAKILL ] GLENFARN 



GLENBOY / CLOONCLARE 



Dromaftair 



j CLOONLOGHER J 



Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Carrick-on-Shannon - 6 

Ballinamore - 6 

Manorhamilton - 6 
ED Names: drumsna 
Town Names: Manorhamilton 



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Limerick 

Overview of present position 

Paragraph 2 of the Committee's terms of reference provides that its recommendations 
should be based on the Government decision to amalgamate Limerick County and City 
Councils. As noted earlier at paragraph 3.2 of the report, the recommendations are 
consistent with this merger decision. 

The position at present is as follows: 



Limerick City Council 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 

(not applicable) 


Limerick City East 


4 




Limerick City North 


6 




Limerick City South 


7 




Total 


17 




Limerick County Council 


Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Adare 


7 




Castleconnell 


7 




Kilmallock 


5 




Newcastle 


5 




Rathkeale 


4 




Total 


28 





There are no town councils in County Limerick. 



The population of Limerick City and County based on the 2011 census is 191,809. This is 
broken down, as follows: 

• Limerick City: 57,106 

• Limerick County: 134,703 

In July 2011 the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government 
established the Limerick Reorganisation Implementation Group to oversee the practical work 
of local government reorganisation in Limerick involving the creation of a new single local 
authority to replace Limerick City and County Councils by June 2014. The group presented 
its initial report in March 2012 and a further progress report in July 2012. 



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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to the merged council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


191,809 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
191,809/4,830 = 39.71 


40 


Additional members: 1 per town council and 4 per borough 
council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 
councils). In cases where the city and county councils are 
being merged, i.e. Limerick and Waterford, there should be 
five additional members. 


5* 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



*Five members are added for merging city and county councils. However, under the terms of reference each 
council, apart from those specifically identified in the terms of reference (Dublin City, Cork County and Cork City), 
is subject to having a maximum number of 40 councillors. 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 

Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Limerick is 4,795. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Limerick, this represents a range of 4,316 to 
5,275. 

Recommendations 

In making its recommendations the Committee had regard to the provisions contained within 
the Action Programme for Effective Local Government dealing with local government 
arrangements in Limerick. The Committee also had regard to the reports of the Limerick 
Reorganisation Implementation Group and to submissions received. 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of six local electoral areas for the merged 
council. The three local electoral areas within the hinterland area of Limerick City would 
combine to form a new 'Metropolitan District', as envisaged in the Committee's terms 
of reference. 

The Committee was mindful of the importance of providing the metropolitan district with a 
critical mass of population to facilitate its economic and social development consistent with 
the recommendations of the Limerick Reorganisation Implementation Group. Arising from 
the Committee's recommendations, the population of the metropolitan district would be 
102,161. The population in the county local electoral areas would be 89,648. 



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It is recommended that the following electoral divisions be included in the new metropolitan 
district on the basis that they form part of the hinterland of Limerick City: Carrig, 
Ballycummin, Limerick South Rural, Roxborough, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Castleconnell, 
Clarina and Patrickswell. 

The Committee is recommending the formation of three new metropolitan local electoral 
areas, to include parts of the current city council area and extending outward towards more 
suburban areas. These are to be titled: 'Limerick City North', 'Limerick City East' and 
'Limerick City West'. 

Three local electoral areas are recommended for the county, with the titles of 'Newcastle 
West', 'Adare-Rathkeale' and 'Cappamore-Kilmallock'. 

The new local electoral area boundaries for the merged council are recommended by the 
Committee on the basis that they acknowledge the identity of areas within the city and 
county, and would effectively integrate current suburban areas into the metropolitan district. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population 
per member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Metropolitan District Local Electoral Areas 


Limerick City East 


8 


40,268 


5,034 


+5.0 


Limerick City North 


6 


28,604 


4,767 


-0.6 


Limerick City West 


7 


33,289 


4,756 


-0.8 












Subtotal 


21 


102,161 






County Local Electoral Areas 


Adare - Rathkeale 


6 


27,755 


4,626 


-3.5 


Cappamore - 
Kilmallock 


7 


34,536 


4,934 


+2.9 


Newcastle West 


6 


27,357 


4,560 


-4.9 












Subtotal 


19 


89,648 
















Total 


40 


191,809 







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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Limerick City East 

Abbey C, Abbey D, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Castleconnell, Galvone A, Galvone B, Glentworth 

A, Glentworth B, Glentworth C, Limerick South Rural, Market, Rathbane, Roxborough, 
Singland A, Singland B and St. Laurence. 

Limerick City North 

Abbey A, Abbey B, Ballynanty, Castle A, Castle B, Castle C, Castle D, Coolraine, 
Farranshone, John's A, John's B, John's C, Killeely A, Killeely B and Limerick North Rural. 

Limerick City West 

Ballinacurra A, Ballinacurra B, Ballycummin, Carrig, Clarina, Custom House, Dock A, Dock 

B, Dock C, Dock D, Patrickswell, Prospect A, Prospect B, Shannon A and Shannon B. 

Adare - Rathkeale 

Abbeyville, Adare North, Adare South, Askeaton East, Askeaton West, Aughinish, 
Ballingarry, Ballyallinan, Ballybricken, Ballygrennan, Ballynabanoge, Ballynacarriga, 
Castletown, Coolrus, Craggs, Crecora, Croagh, Croom, Dromard, Dunmoylan East, 
Dunmoylan West, Dunnaman, Fedamore, Fleanmore, Garrane, Iveruss, Kilcornan, Kildimo, 
Kilfinny, Kilpeacon, Kilscannell, Lismakeery, Loghill, Mohernagh, Nantinan, Pallaskenry, 
Rathkeale Rural, Rathkeale Urban, Rathmore, Riddlestown, Shanagolden and Shanid. 

Cappamore - Kilmallock 

Abington, Anglesborough, Ardpatrick, Athlacca, Ballylanders, Ballymacshaneboy, Bilboa, 
Bruff, Bruree, Bulgaden, Caherconlish East, Caherconlish West, Cahercorney, Caherelly, 
Cappamore, Clonkeen, Colmanswell, Crean, Cullane, Darragh, Doon South, Doon West, 
Dromin, Duntryleague, Emlygrennan, Galbally, Glenbrohane, Glenstal, Grange, Grean, 
Griston, Hospital, Kilbeheny, Kilfinnane, Kilflyn, Kilglass, Kilmallock, Kilmurry, Kilteely, 
Knockainy, Knocklong, Knocknascrow, Oola, Particles, Riversdale, Rockhill, Templebredon, 
Tobernea and Uregare. 

Newcastle West 

Abbeyfeale, Ardagh, Ballintober, Ballyagran, Ballynoe, Ballynoe West, Boola, Broadford, 
Caher, Castletown, Cleanglass, Cloncagh, Danganbeg, Dromcolliher, Dromtrasna, Feenagh, 
Garryduff, Glenagower, Glengort, Glensharrold, Glin, Kilfergus, Kilmeedy, Kilmoylan, 
Knockaderry, Mahoonagh, Monagay, Mountcollins, Mountplummer, Newcastle Rural, 
Newcastle Urban, Port, Rathronan, Rooskagh and Templeglentan. 



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County Longford 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Ballymahon 


6 




Drumlish 


4 




Granard 


4 


Granard T.C 


Longford 


7 


Longford T.C 


Total 


21 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Longford County Council is set out in the 
table below. 



2011 Population 


39,000 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
39,000/4,830 = 8.07 


8 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


2 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Longford is 2,167. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Longford, this represents a range of 1,950 to 
2,383. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of three local electoral areas to be named 
Longford, Granard and Ballymahon, with each having 6 members. The location of the town 
councils in Longford and Granard and the distribution of population throughout the county 
informed the Committee's approach in this regard. 

The recommended local electoral area for Longford town would include the electoral division 
of Newtown Forbes as part of its hinterland to the north. 



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The recommended Granard local electoral area would include the electoral divisions of 
Cloonee and Corboy which are to the east of Longford Town. Most of the electoral divisions 
that comprise the current Drumlish local electoral area would be incorporated into the new 
Granard local electoral area. 

The electoral divisions of Meathas Truim and Ballymuigh, encompassing the town of 
Edgeworthstown, would be included in the Ballymahon local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Ballymahon 


6 


13,284 


2,214 


+2.2 


Granard 


6 


12,539 


2,090 


-3.5 


Longford 


6 


13,177 


2,196 


+1.4 


Total 


18 


39,000 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Ballymahon 

Agharra, Ardagh East, Ardagh West, Ballymahon, Ballymuigh, Cashel East, Cashel West, 
Doory, Forgney, Foxhall, Kilcommock, Kilglass, Killashee, Ledwithstown, Meathas Truim, 
Mountdavis, Moydow and Rathcline 

Granard 

Abbeylara, Aghaboy, Ballinalee, Ballinamuck East, Ballinamuck West, Breanrisk, Bunlahy, 
Cloonee, Columbkille, Coolamber, Corboy, Creevy, Crosagstown, Currygrane, Dalystown, 
Drumgort, Drumlish, Drummeel, Firry, Gelshagh, Granard Rural, Granard Urban, Killoe, 
Knockanbaun, Lislea, Milltown, Moatfarrell, Moyne, Mullanalaghta, Newgrove and Sonnagh. 

Longford 

Caldragh, Cloondara, Longford No. 1 Urban, Longford No. 2 Urban, Longford Rural and 
Newtown Forbes. 



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County Longford 



Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Granard - 6 

Ballymahon - 6 

Longford - 6 
ED Names: kilglass 
Town Names: Granard 



GRANARD (6) 



DRUM GO RT 



COLUMBKILLE 



.BALLIN AMUCK EAST ) 



MULLANALAGHTA 



LONGFORD (6) 



CLOONDARA 



BALLIN ALEE 



CALDRAGH 

Lonofora 



CLOONEE JSURRYGRANB 



, DRUMMEEL \ 



RANARD URBA, 



^RANARD RURAL> 

FIRRY 



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KNOCKANBAUN 



LONGFORD RURAL } CORBOY 



, MOUNTDAVIS 



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ARDAGH WEST 



ARDAGH EAST 



CASHEL EAST 



KILCOMMOCK 



DOORY \ KILGLASS 



CASHEL WEST 



\LEDWITHSTOWN 



BALLYMAHON 



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County Louth 

Overview of present position 

The Committee is making its recommendations on the basis that the local electoral area 
boundaries for Louth are to match the county boundaries. This point was addressed earlier 
at paragraph 3.9 of the report. The Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) 
Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 114/1994) altered the boundary of Drogheda town for the 
purposes of local elections. Part of the electoral division of St. Mary's (Meath) was included 
in county Louth for electoral purposes. The Minister requested the Committee not to have 
regard to the provisions in this statutory instrument in making its recommendations. 



The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Ardee 


5 


Ardee T.C 


Drogheda East 


6 


Drogheda B.C 


Drogheda West 


4 


Dundalk Carlingford 


5 


Dundalk T.C 


Dundalk South 


6 


Total 


26 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Louth County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


122,897 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 


25 


122,897/4,830 = 25.44 




Additional members: 1 per town council and 4 per borough 


4 


council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 




councils) 




New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 


29 


18 and maximum of 40) 





Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 29 members have to be divided 
amongst either 3 or 4 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Louth County is 
4,238. The Terms of Reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in 
representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as 
far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Louth, this represents a range of 3,814 
to 4,662. 



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Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of four local electoral areas, based on the 
current electoral areas but with alterations that address the requirements of the terms of 
reference. 

In making this recommendation, the Committee had regard to the paragraph in the terms of 
reference which provides for local electoral areas to be designed, as far as possible, around 
the existing boroughs and other municipal towns and large urban centres, and to be named 
accordingly. 

A new 10-member local electoral area is recommended for Drogheda. This is the maximum 
number of councillors that can be assigned to a single electoral area. The Committee in 
making this recommendation was mindful of the current status of Drogheda as a borough 
council. This new Drogheda local electoral area is formed from the current local electoral 
areas of Drogheda East and Drogheda West, apart from the electoral divisions of Dysart and 
Clogher which would move to the new Ardee local electoral area. 

It is recommended that the Ardee local electoral area would have 6 members. 

The Committee is recommending that in the interests of electoral, community and 
geographic coherence, the boundaries of the two current local electoral areas of Dundalk 
Carlingford and Dundalk South remain unchanged. As referenced earlier at paragraph 3.3 
of the report, the Committee feels that the optimal arrangement is to propose that a 
'Municipal District' would be formed from the combination of these two local electoral areas. 
Paragraph 3(b) of the terms of reference provides that this approach can be adopted in 
certain circumstances, and it is the view of the Committee that these obtain in the case of 
the Dundalk local electoral areas. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Ardee 


6 


27,890 


4,648 


+9.7 


Drogheda 


10 


41,925 


4,193 


-1.1 


Dundalk 
Carlingford 


6 


24,589 


4,098 


-3.3 


Dundalk 
South 


7 


28,493 


4,070 


-4.0 


Total 


29 


122,897 







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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Ardee 

Ardee Rural, Ardee Urban, Castlebellingham, Clogher, Clonkeen, Collon, Darver, Dromin, 
Dromiskin, Drumcar, Dunleer, Dysart, Killanny, Louth, Mansfieldstown, Stabannan and 
Tallanstown. 

Droqheda 

Fair Gate, Monasterboice, Mullary, St. Lawrence Gate, St. Mary's (part), St. Peter's, 
Termonfeckin and West Gate. 

Dundalk - Carlinqford 

All of the existing local electoral area of Dundalk - Carlingford as follows: 
The parts of the Castletown and Dundalk Rural electoral divisions north of the R178 
(Carrickmacross Road), the parts of Dundalk No. 1 Urban, Dundalk No. 3 Urban and 
Dundalk No. 4 Urban electoral divisions not contained in the local electoral area of Dundalk- 
South; Ballymascanlan, Carlingford, Drummullagh, Dundalk No. 2 Urban, Faughart, 
Greenore, Jenkinstown, Rathcorand Ravensdale. 

Dundalk - South 

All of the existing local electoral area of Dundalk - South as follows: 

The parts of the Castletown and Dundalk Rural electoral divisions south of the R178 
(Carrickmacross Road), the parts of Dundalk No. 1 Urban, Dundalk No. 3 Urban and 
Dundalk No. 4 Urban electoral divisions south of a line drawn as follows: Commencing at 
the boundary between the electoral divisions of Dundalk No. 1 Urban and Dundalk No. 3 
Urban at the Carrickmacross Road Bridge and St. Dominick's Place and proceeding to the 
junction of St. Dominick's Place with the roundabout at the Crescent; then proceeding in a 
clockwise direction around and excluding the said roundabout to its junction with Anne 
Street; then proceeding in a north-easterly direction along Anne Street to its junction with 
Park Street; then proceeding in a north easterly direction along Park Street to its junction 
with Francis Street; then proceeding in a north-easterly direction along Francis Street and 
Roden Place to the junction of Roden Place with Jocelyn Street; then proceeding in an 
easterly direction along Jocelyn Street, Seatown Place and along the road connecting 
Seatown Place to Barrack Street to reach the junction of said road with the Dundalk Inner 
Relief Road; then proceeding in a north-westerly projection along the Dundalk Inner Relief 
Road to its junction with the road at St. Helena; then proceeding along the north-easterly 
projection of the said road at St. Helena to Dundalk Harbour; and the electoral divisions of 
Barronstown, Castlering, Creggan Upper and Haggardstown. 



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County Louth 



DUNDALK SOUTH (7) 



DRUMMULLAGH 



RAVE NSD ALE 



CREGGAN UPPER 



BARRONSTOWN 



\BALLYMASCANLAI\n 



^jHjRBAN^ 

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DUNDALK RURAL 



JENKINSTOWN 



Cayingford 



V CARLINGFORDl 



DUNDALK CARLINGFORD (6) 



HAGGARDSTOWN 



TALLANSTOWN 



MANSFIELDSTOWN 



ARDEE (6) 



CASTLEBELLINGHAM 



ARDEE RURAL 



Ardee 




ARDEE URBAN 



Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Ardee - 6 

Drogheda - 10 

Dundalk South - 7 

Dundalk Carlingford - 6 

ED Names: drumcar 

Town Names: Ardee ■ 



f MONASTERBOICE 



TERMONFECKIN 



ST. PETER'S 

Droqheda 



DROGHEDA (10) 



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County Mayo 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Ballina 


6 


Ballina T.C 


Belmullet 


4 




Castlebar 


7 


Castlebar T.C 


Claremorris 


6 




Swinford 


4 




Westport 


4 


Westport T.C 


Total 


31 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Mayo County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


130,638 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
130,638/4,830 = 27.05 


27 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


3 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


30 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 30 members have to be divided 
amongst 3, 4 or 5 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Mayo is 4,355. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Mayo, this represents a range of 3,919 to 4,790. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of four local electoral areas based on its 
terms of reference which provide for local electoral areas to be based around existing town 
councils and large urban centres, and for account to be taken of existing electoral 
boundaries and local and community identities. 



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The proposed local electoral area for Castlebar is formed by combining the existing local 
electoral area of Castlebar with electoral divisions to the east that are currently in the 
Claremorris and Swinford local electoral areas. 

It is proposed that there would be a local electoral area covering the western side of the 
county along the Atlantic seaboard, to be titled West Mayo. This would include Westport, 
which currently has a town council, and Belmullet. 

The Committee, having regard to submissions received, is recommending the movement of 
the electoral divisions of Lackan North, Ballycastle and Kilfian West from the current 
Belmullet local electoral area to the new Ballina local electoral area. The new Ballina local 
electoral area would include the town of Swinford and electoral divisions to the north of the 
current Swinford local electoral area. 

A fourth local electoral area is proposed for the eastern side of the county, to be titled 
Claremorris. This new local electoral area would also include the towns of Ballinrobe, 
Ballyhaunis and Charlestown. 

The Committee had regard to submissions which recommended that the electoral divisions 
from Mayo that are included in the new Galway West Dail Constituency remain together in 
the same local electoral area. Each of these electoral divisions is included in the 
recommended new Claremorris local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Ballina 


8 


32,979 


4,122 


-5.3 


Castlebar 


8 


34,000 


4,250 


-2.4 


Claremorris 


7 


32,469 


4,638 


+6.5 


West Mayo 


7 


31,190 


4,456 


+2.3 


Total 


30 


130,638 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Ballina 

Ardagh, Ardnaree North, Ardnaree South Rural, Ardnaree South Urban, Attymass East, 
Attymass West, Ballina Rural, Ballina Urban, Ballycastle, Ballysakeery, Brackloon, Callow, 
Carrowmore, Crossmolina North, Crossmolina South, Cuildoo, Deel, Derry, Fortland, Kilfian 
East, Kilfian South, Kilfian West, Kilgarvan, Killala, Lackan North, Lackan South, Meelick, 
Mount Falcon, Rathoma, Sallymount, Sraheen, Swineford, Toomore and Tumgesh. 



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Castlebar 

Abhainn Bhrain, Addergoole, An Cheapaigh Dhuibh, Baile an Chalaidh, Baile Obha, Balla, 
Ballinafad, Ballinamore, Ballyhean, Ballynagoraher, Bellavary, Bohola, Breaghwy, Burren, 
Burriscarra, Castlebar Rural (part), Castlebar Urban, Clogher, Cloonkeen, Croaghmoyle, 
Islandeady, Killavally, Killedan, Kiltamagh, Letterbrick, Manulla, Mayo, Newbrook, Partrai, 
Pontoon, Roslee, Strade, Tamhnaigh na Graf, Toocananagh and Turlough. 

Claremorris 

Aghamore, Ballindine, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Ballyhowly, Bekan, Caraun, Claremorris, 
Cloghermore, Cloonmore, Cong, Coolnaha, Coonard, Course, Crossboyne, Culnacleha, 
Dalgan, Doocastle, Garrymore, Hollymount, Houndswood, Kilbeagh, Kilcolman, Kilcommon, 
Kilkelly, Kilmaine, Kilmovee, Kilvine, Knock North, Knock South, Loughanboy, Murneen, 
Neale, Shrule, Sonnagh, Tagheen and Urlaur. 

West Mayo 

Acaill, Aghagower North, Aghagower South, Aillemore, An Corran, An Geata Mor Theas, An 
Geata Mor Thuaidh, Ballycroy North, Ballycroy South, Bangor, Barr Ruscai, Beal an 
Mhuirthead, Beal Deirg Mor, Bunaveela, Bundorragha, Clare Island, Clogher, Cnoc an 
Daimh, Cnoc na Lobhar, Cnoc na Raithe, Croaghpatrick, Derryloughan, Drummin, Dumha 
Eige, Emlagh, Erriff, Gleann Chaisil, Gleann na Muaidhe, Glenco, Glenhest, Guala Mhor, 
Kilgeever, Kilmaclasser, Kilmeena, Kilsallagh, Knappagh, Louisburgh, Moing na Bo, Na 
Monga, Newport East, Newport West, Owennadornaun, Sheskin, Slievemahanagh, 
Slievemore, Srahmore, Westport Rural and Westport Urban. 



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County Mayo 




CLAREM ORRIS (7) 

Electoral Area ^— ^— 

Electoral Division 

Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Ballina - 8 

Castlebar - 8 

Claremorris - 7 

West Mayo - 7 
ED Names: tumgesh 
Town Names: Castlebar ■ 



Kilometers 

10 20 40 
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County Meath 

Overview of present position 

The Committee is making its recommendations on the basis that the local electoral area 
boundaries for Meath are to match the county boundaries. This point was addressed earlier 
at paragraph 3.9 of the report. The Local Government (Boundaries) (Town Elections) 
Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 114/1994) altered the boundary of Drogheda town for the 
purposes of local elections. Part of the electoral division of St. Mary's (Meath) was included 
in county Louth for electoral purposes. The Minister requested the Committee not to have 
regard to the provisions in this statutory instrument in making its recommendations. 



The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Dunshaughlin 


7 




Kells 


5 


Kells T.C 


Navan 


7 


Navan T.C 


Slane 


6 




Trim 


4 


Trim T.C 


Total 


29 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Meath County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


184,135 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
184,135/4,830 = 38.12 


38 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


3 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst 4,5 or 6 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Meath is 4,603. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Meath, this represents a range of 4,143 to 5,064. 



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Recommendations 

The number of elected members is to increase from 29 to 40 and the Committee proposes 
that there be six local electoral areas, one more than there is currently. In making this 
recommendation, the Committee had particular regard to the terms of reference which 
provide for local electoral areas to be designed, as far as possible, around the existing 
boroughs and other municipal towns and large urban centres which do not currently enjoy 
municipal status. 

The Committee is of the view that the recommended configuration provides for a balance 
between recognising existing town councils and electoral areas, and facilitating the creation 
of new local electoral areas which acknowledge the community identities of the newer large 
urban areas in the east of the county. The recommended names are also informed by these 
considerations. 

Where there is an existing town council, the local electoral area is named accordingly. 
Three of the local electoral areas are therefore respectively titled: Navan, Kells and Trim. In 
the east of the county, the recommended names are based on the largest respective urban 
area within each of the three new local electoral areas. These areas are therefore titled: 
Ashbourne, Ratoath and Laytown-Bettystown. Most of the current Slane local electoral area 
would be included in the new Laytown-Bettystown local electoral area, with the electoral 
divisions of Ardcath and Stamullin included in the new Ashbourne local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Ashbourne 


6 


27,164 


4,527 


-1.7 


Ratoath 


7 


31,894 


4,556 


-1.0 


Kells 


7 


31,534 


4,505 


-2.1 


Navan 


7 


32,934 


4,705 


+2.2 


Laytown- 
Bettystown 


7 


31,557 


4,508 


-2.1 


Trim 


6 


29,052 


4,842 


+5.2 


Total 


40 


184,135 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Ashbourne 

Ardcath, Ardmulchan, Donaghmore, Kentstown, Kilbrew, Rathfeigh, Skreen, Stamullin and 
Tara. 



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Ratoath 

Culmullin, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Killeen, Kilmessan, Kilmore, Ratoath and Rodanstown. 
Kells 

An Rath Mhor, Ardagh, Baile Atha Bui, Ballinlough, Balrathboyne, Boherboy, Burry, 
Carrickleck, Castlekeeran, Castletown, Ceanannas Mor Rural (part), Ceanannas Mor Urban, 
Crossakeel, Crosskeys, Cruicetown, Domhnach Phadraig, Drumcondra, Girley, 
Grennanstown, Killallon, Killeagh, Kilmainham, Kilskeer, Knocklough, Loughan, Maperath, 
Martry, Moybolgue, Moylagh, Moynalty, Newcastle, Newtown, Nobber, Oldcastle, 
Posseckstown, Rathkenny, Staholmog, Stonefield, Tailtin and Trohanny. 

Navan 

Ardbraccan, Bective, Navan Rural and Navan Urban. 
Laytown-Bettystown 

Duleek, Grangegeeth, Julianstown, Killary, Mellifont, Painestown, Slane, St. Mary's (part) 
and Stackallan. 

Trim 

Ardnamullan, Ballyboggan, Ballyconnell, Castlejordan, Castlerickard, Cill Bhnde, 
Cloghbrack, Clonmacduff, Gallow, Galtrim, Hill of Down, Innfield, Kilcooly, Kildalkey, 
Killaconnigan, Killyon, Laracor, Rahinstown, Rathmolyon, Summerhill, Trim Rural and Trim 
Urban. 



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County Monaghan 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Carrickmacross 


5 


Carrickmacross T.C 


Castleblayney 


4 


Castleblayney T.C 
Ballybay T.C 


Clones 


4 


Clones T.C 


Monaghan 


7 


Monaghan T.C 


Total 


20 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Monaghan County Council is set out in the 
table below. 



2011 Population 


60,483 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
60,483/4,830 = 12.52 


13 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Monaghan is 3,360. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Monaghan, this represents a range of 3,024 
to 3,696. 

Recommendations 

The Committee recommends that there would be three local electoral areas with 6 members 
each. In making this recommendation the Committee was mindful of the number of town 
councils in County Monaghan and the paragraph in its terms of reference that provides for 
local electoral areas to be designed, as far as possible, around the existing municipal towns 
and large urban centres. The geographic location of the town councils was also a factor 
taken into account by the Committee. 

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One proposed local electoral area would be based around the main county town of 
Monaghan. The second includes the towns of Clones and Ballybay, both of which currently 
have town councils. The third local electoral area would include the towns of Castleblayney 
and Carrickmacross, both of which also have town councils. The names of each of the town 
councils are reflected in the titles of the new local electoral areas. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Carrickmacross 
-Castleblayney 


6 


21,413 


3,569 


+6.2 


Ballybay-Clones 


6 


18,570 


3,095 


-7.9 


Monaghan 


6 


20,500 


3,417 


+1.7 


Total 


18 


60,483 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Carrickmacross-Castleblayney 

Ballymackney, Bocks, Broomfield, Carrickaslane, Carrickmacross Rural, Carrickmacross 
Urban, Castleblayney Rural, Castleblayney Urban, Church Hill, Crossalare, Donaghmoyne, 
Drumboory, Drumcarrow, Drumgurra, Enagh, Inishkeen, Kilmurry, Kiltybegs, Laragh, Lough 
Fea and Mullyash. 

Ballybay-Clones 

Aghabog, Anny, Ballybay Rural, Ballybay Urban, Bellatrain, Caddagh, Carrickatee, Clones, 
Clones Rural, Clones Urban, Cormeen, Corracharra, Creeve, Cremartin, Currin, 
Dawsongrove, Drum, Drumhillagh, Drummully, Drumsnat, Greagh, Killeevan, Killynenagh, 
Kilmore, Lisnaveane, Newbliss, Raferagh, Scotstown, Sheskin, St. Tierney and Tullycorbet. 

Monaghan 

Anketell Grove, Annayalla, Bellanode, Bragan, Castleshane, Clontibret, Derrygorry, 
Emyvale, Enagh, Figullar, Glaslough, Killylough, Monaghan Rural, Monaghan Urban, 
Rackwallace, Shanmullagh, Tedavnet and Tehallan. 



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MONAGHAN (6) 



BALLYBAY - 
CLONES (6) 




Electoral Area 

Electoral Division 

Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Monaghan - 6 

Ballybay-Clones - 6 

Carrickmacross-Castleblaney - 6 
ED Names: lisnaveane 
Town Names: Ballybay ■ 




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Kilometers 
10 

J I L 



CARRICKMACROSS 
CASTLEBLANEY (6) 



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20 
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County Offaly 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Birr 


4 


BirrT.C 


Edenderry 


6 


Edenderry T.C 


Ferbane 


4 




Tullamore 


7 


Tullamore T.C 


Total 


21 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Offaly County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


76,687 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
76,687/4,830 = 15.88 


16 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


3 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


19 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 19 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Offaly is 4,036. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Offaly, this represents a range of 3,633 to 4,440. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a division of the county into three local electoral areas, to 
be formed around the three current town councils of Tullamore, Birr and Edenderry. 

It is recommended that the Tullamore local electoral area have 7 members to reflect its 
position as county town, with the other two areas being allocated 6 members each. Having 
regard to its relative proximity, the town of Clara is proposed for inclusion in the Tullamore 
local electoral area. 



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It is recommended that the area to the east of the county form the local electoral area of 
Edenderry. It is recommended that the area to the west of the county form the local 
electoral area of Birr. This area would include the town of Ferbane. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Birr 


6 


25,359 


4,227 


+4.7 


Tullamore 


7 


28,720 


4,103 


+1.7 


Edenderry 


6 


22,608 


3,768 


-6.6 


Total 


19 


76,687 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Birr 

Aghancon, Ballincor, Banagher, Barna, Birr Rural, Birr Urban, Broughal, Cangort, Cloghan, 
Clonmacnoise, Cullenwaine, Derrinboy, Derryad, Doon, Dromoyle, Drumcullen, Dunkerrin, 
Eglish, Ettagh, Ferbane, Gallen, Gorteen, Hinds, Huntston, Kilcolman, Kilcormac, Killooly, 
Killyon, Kinnitty, Knockbarron, Lea, Letter, Lumcloon, Lusmagh, Mounterin, Mountheaton, 
Moyclare, Roscomroe, Seirkieran, Shannonbridge, Shannonharbour, Shinrone, Srah, 
Templeharry and Tulla. 

Tullamore 

Ballycumber, Bawn, Cappancur, Clara, Derrycooly, Durrow, Gorteen, Kilcumreragh, Killeigh, 
Killoughy, Rahan, Rathrobin, Screggan, Silverbrook, Tinamuck, Tinnycross, Tullamore Rural 
and Tullamore Urban. 

Edenderry 

Ballaghassaan, Ballyburly, Ballycommon, Ballymacwilliam, Ballyshear, Bracknagh, 
Clonbulloge, Clonmore, Clonygowan, Croghan, Daingean, Edenderry Rural, Edenderry 
Urban, Esker, Geashill, Hammerlane, Kilclonfert, Knockdrin, Monasteroris, Mountbriscoe, 
O'Dempsey, Portarlington North, Raheenakeeran and Rathfeston. 



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TULLAMORE (7) 



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Electoral Area 
Electoral Division 



Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Edenderry - 6 

Tullamore - 7 

Birr - 6 
ED Names: cappancur 
Town Names: Edenderry 



Kilometers 
5 10 20 
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County Roscommon 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Athlone 


6 




Castlerea 


7 




Boyle 


4 


Boyle T.C 


Roscommon 


5 




Strokestown 


4 




Total 


26 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Roscommon County Council is set out in the 
table below. 



2011 Population 


64,065 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
64,065/4,830 = 13.26 


13 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


1 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


18 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in County Roscommon 
is 3,559. The terms of reference provide that the variance in representation of each local 
electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, be within 
a range of +/- 10%. For County Roscommon, this represents a range of 3,203 to 3,915. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending that there would be three local electoral areas to be 
named Athlone, Roscommon and Boyle. 

In making this recommendation, the Committee notes that in order to keep within a 
population variance of +/- 10%, there was limited discretion in setting the boundary between 
the local electoral areas of Athlone and Roscommon. 



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The Committee is of the view that a configuration of three local electoral areas recognises 
the position of Roscommon as county town, and incorporates its hinterland. This area would 
include the town of Castlerea. 

The Committee is also recommending that there would be a local electoral area in the north 
of the county, to include the town of Boyle, which is currently served by a town council. This 
area would also include the towns of Ballaghaderreen and Strokestown. 

In the south of the county, the Committee is recommending that the hinterland of Athlone 
town in County Roscommon should form the basis of a local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Athlone 


6 


19,486 


3,248 


-8.8 


Boyle 


6 


21,712 


3,619 


+1.7 


Roscommon 


6 


22,867 


3,811 


+7.1 


Total 


18 


64,065 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Athlone 

Athleague East, Athleague West, Athlone West Rural, Ballydangan, Ballynamona, Caltragh, 
Carnagh, Carrowreagh, Castlesampson, Cloonburren, Cloonown, Crannagh, Creagh 
Culliagh, Drumlosh, Dunamon, Dysart, Fuerty, Kilcar, Kiltoom, Lackan, Lecarrow, Lismaha, 
Moore, Rockhill, Rosmoylan, Scregg, Taghboy, Taghmaconnell, Thomastown and Turrock. 

Boyle 

Aghafin, Altagowlan, Annaghmore, Aughrim East, Aughrim West, Ballaghaderreen, 
Ballyfarnan, Ballyformoyle, Ballygarden, Bellanagare, Boyle Rural, Boyle Urban, Breedoge, 
Buckill, Bumlin, Cloonteen, Cloonyquin, Creeve, Creeve, Cregga, Croghan, Crossna, 
Danesfort, Edmondstown, Elia, Elphin, Estersnow, Frenchpark, Keadew, Kilbryan, Kilcolagh, 
Kilglass North, Kilglass South, Killukin, Killummod, Kilmacumsy, Kilmore, Lisgarve, 
Lough Allen, Mantua, Oakport, Ogulla, Rockingham, Roosky, Rossmore, Rushfield, 
Strokestown, Termonbarry, Tivannagh, Tulsk, Tumna North and Tumna South 

Roscommon 

Artagh North, Artagh South, Ballinlough, Ballintober, Baslick, Cams, Carrowduff, 
Castleplunket, Castlereagh, Castleteheen, Cloonfinlough, Cloonfower, Cloontuskert, 
Cloonygormican, Coolougher, Drumdaff, Fairymount, Kilbride North, Kilbride South, Kilgefin, 
Killavackan, Killukin, Kilteevan, Kiltullagh, Lissonuffy, Loughglinn, Mote, Roscommon Rural 
and Roscommon Urban. 



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BOYLE (6) 



BallaghademJen 




Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Roscommon - 6 

Boyle - 6 

Athlone - 6 
ED Names: annaghmore 
Town Names: Boyle ■ 



Athlone 



Kilometers 
5 10 20 
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County Sligo 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town / Borough Council in 
Local Electoral Area 


Ballymote 


4 




Dromore 


4 




Sligo Drumcliff 


6 


Sligo B.C 


Sligo Strandhill 


7 


Tobercurry 


4 




Total 


25 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Sligo County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


65,393 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 


14 


65,393/4,830 = 13.54 




Additional members: 1 per town council and 1 per borough 


4 


council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 




councils) 




New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 


18 


18 and maximum of 40) 





Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 18 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Sligo is 3,633. The 
terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation of 
each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as practicable, 
be within a range of +/- 10%". For Sligo, this represents a range of 3,270 to 3,996. 

Recommendations 

In making its recommendations the Committee was mindful that Sligo is the county town and 
has a borough council. The Committee is recommending that there be two local electoral 
areas in the county. In reaching this conclusion, the Committee considered that a division of 
the county into three electoral areas would not provide for an appropriate hinterland to be 
included in the new local electoral area for Sligo town. 



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Such an approach would therefore not have optimally accorded with the terms of reference 
and the Action Programme for Effective Local Government which envisages local electoral 
areas being formed around towns and their hinterlands. 

Having regard to the desirability of including the wider hinterland of Sligo town and 
recognising its position as a borough council, the Committee is therefore recommending that 
the new Sligo local electoral area be allocated 10 members, the maximum number that can 
be assigned. This configuration enables the inclusion of the electoral divisions of 
Ballysadare East, Ballysadare West and Collooney which are currently in separate electoral 
areas, in the new Sligo local electoral area. 

The Committee is recommending that the southern and western parts of county Sligo be 
incorporated into a single local electoral area to be titled 'Ballymote - Tobercurry' which 
would also include most of the current Dromore local electoral area from Ballysadare Bay to 
Inishcrone. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Sligo 


10 


38,579 


3,858 


+6.2 


Ballymote - 
Tobercurry 


8 


26,814 


3,352 


-7.7 


Total 


18 


65,393 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 



Sligo 

Ballintogher East, Ballintogher West, Ballysadare East, Ballysadare West, Calry, Carney, 
Cliffony North, Cliffony South, Collooney, Drumcliff East, Drumcliff West, Glencar, 
Kilmacowen, Knockaree, Lissadill East, Lissadill North, Lissadill West, Rossinver East, 
Rossinver West, Sligo East, Sligo North and Sligo West. 

Ballymote - Tobercurry 

Achonry East, Achonry West, Aclare, Aghanagh, Annagh, Aughris, Ballymote, Ballynakill, 
Ballynashee, Banada, Branchfield, Breencorragh, Bricklieve, Buncrowey, Carrickbanagher, 
Carrownaskeagh, Cartron, Castleconor East, Castleconor West, Cloonacool, Cloonoghill, 
Coolaney, Coolavin, Cuilmore, Dromard East, Dromard West, Dromore, Drumcolumb, 
Drumfin, Drumrat, Easky East, Easky West, Glendarragh, Kilfree, Kilglass, Killadoon, 
Killaraght, Kilmacteige, Kilmactranny, Kilshalvy, Kilturra, Lakeview, Leitrim, Lisconny, 
Loughil, Mullagheruse, Owenmore, Rathmacurkey, Riverstown, Shancough, Skreen, 
Streamstown, Temple, Templeboy North, Templeboy South, Templevanny, Tobercurry, 
Toberpatrick East, Toberpatrick West and Toomour. 



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County Sligo 




Electoral Area 

Electoral Division 

Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 
Sligo - 10 

Ballymote-Tobercurry - 8 
ED Names: aclare 
Town Names: Ballymote ■ 

Kilometers 
5 10 20 
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South Dublin 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Clondalkin 


6 


Lucan 


5 


Rathfarnam 


4 


Tallaght Central 


6 


Tallaght South 


5 


Total 


26 



Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to South Dublin County Council is set out in the 
table below. 



2011 Population 


265,205 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
265,205/4,830 = 54.91 


55 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


Not Applicable 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 

Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in South Dublin is 
6,630. The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in 
representation of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as 
far as practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For South Dublin, this represents a range 
of 5,967 to 7,293. 

Recommendations 

The number of elected members is to increase from 26 to 40 and the Committee is 
proposing that there would be six local electoral areas, which is one more than there is 
currently. 

The Committee is recommending changes in the current local electoral area boundaries to 
the south and east of the South Dublin County Council administrative area with a view 



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towards developing new local electoral areas that better match with centres of population 
and distinct urban communities. 

The Committee is recommending that there be no change to the boundaries of the current 
Lucan local electoral area and that it would be allocated 8 members. 

It is recommended that the electoral division of Saggart move from the Clondalkin local 
electoral area to the Tallaght South local electoral area. The boundaries of the Clondalkin 
local electoral area would be otherwise unchanged and would have 8 members. 

A new Templeogue-Terenure local electoral area with 6 members is recommended and 
would be formed from parts of the current Tallaght Central, Rathfarnham and Tallaght South 
local electoral areas. 

A revised Rathfarnham local electoral area with 6 members is recommended to the east of 
the county to include the electoral division of Bohernabreena. 

The electoral divisions around Tallaght village are proposed to be incorporated into a revised 
Tallaght Central local electoral area with 6 members. The electoral divisions of Tallaght- 
Jobstown and Tallaght-Fettercairn would be included together in the revised Tallaght South 
local electoral area which would have 6 members. 

The Committee is of the view that the recommended configuration optimally provides for a 
balance between recognising existing arrangements, and facilitates the creation of new local 
electoral areas which acknowledge local community identities. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Clondalkin* 


8 


53,278 


6,660 


+0.4 


Lucan* 


8 


54,101 


6,763 


+2.0 


Rathfarnham 


6 


37,808 


6,301 


-5.0 


Tallaght 
Central 


6 


36,943 


6,157 


-7.1 


Tallaght South 


6 


40,084 


6,681 


+0.8 


Templeogue - 
Terenure 


6 


42,991 


7,165 


+8.1 


Total 


40 


265,205 







*The electoral divisions of Palmerston West and Clondalkln-Moorfleld are currently split with parts of each 
electoral division contained within the Lucan and Clondalkin local electoral areas. This situation would continue 
and is reflected in the population data in the table. 



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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Clondalkin 

Clondalkin-Cappaghmore, Clondalkin-Dunawley, Clondalkin-Monastery, Clondalkin- 
Monastery, the part of Clondalkin-Moorfield ED west of the M50 motorway, Clondalkin- 
Rowlagh, Clondalkin Village, Newcastle, Rathcoole and the part of Palmerston West ED 
situated within the following line: commencing at the junction of Coldcut Road and Fonthill 
Road (referred to hereafter as the first-mentioned point), then proceeding in a northerly 
direction along Fonthill Road to the next roundabout, then proceeding along the roadway in 
an easterly direction to the second-next roundabout, then proceeding along the roadway first 
in a southerly direction and then in a south-easterly direction to the second-next roundabout, 
then proceeding along the roadway in a southerly direction to its junction with Coldcut Road, 
then proceeding in a westerly direction along that Road to its junction with Fonthill Road (the 
first-mentioned point). 

Lucan 

The part of Clondalkin-Moorfield ED east of the M50 motorway, Lucan-Esker, Lucan-St. 
Helens, Lucan Heights, Palmerston Village and the part of Palmerston West ED not 
contained in the local electoral area of Clondalkin. 

Rathfarnham 

Ballyboden, Bohernabreena, Edmondstown, Firhouse-Ballycullen, Rathfarnham-Butterfield, 
Rathfarnham-Hermitage, Rathfarnham-St. Enda's and Rathfarnham Village. 

Tallaght Central 

The part of Clondalkin-Ballymount ED west of the M50 motorway, Tallaght-Avonbeg, 
Tallaght-Belgard, Tallaght-Glenview, the part of Tallaght-Kilnamanagh ED west of the M50 
motorway, Tallaght-Kingswood, Tallaght-Millbrook, Tallaght-Oldbawn, Tallaght-Springfield 
and Tallaght-Tymon. 

Tallaght South 

Ballinascorney, Tallaght-Fettercairn, Tallaght-Jobstown, Tallaght-Killinardan, Tallaght- 
Kiltipper and Saggart. 

Templeogue - Terenure 

The part of Clondalkin-Ballymount ED east of the M50 motorway, Firhouse-Knocklyon, 
Firhouse Village, Rathfarnham-Ballyroan, the part of Tallaght-Kilnamanagh ED east of the 
M50 motorway, Templeogue-Cypress, Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Templeogue- 
Limekiln, Templeogue-Orwell, Templeogue-Osprey, Templeogue Village, Terenure- 
Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees and Terenure-St. James. 



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South Dublin 



LUCAN (8) 



\LUCAN HEIGHTS,/ 



jPALMERSTON WEST „ 



LUCAN-ST HELENS 



TALLAGHT 
CENTRAL (6) 



NEWCASTLE 



CLONDALKIN-DUNAWLEY 



CbONDALKIN-M0NA6TJ 
CLQNDALKIN-MONASTERY 

Clondalkin 

CLONDALKIN VILLAGE 



TEMPLEOGUE - 
TERENURE (6) 



CLQNDALKIN-BALLYMOallT 



ENURE-C?^RRYFIELD 
TERENIifRE-ST.NlAM ES / 
TALLAGHT^mLNAMANAGH 7ERENURE>gRE§lfftREES 

Rathfarnham 

t£mPLEOGUE-LIMEKI|XTEMPLEOGU\KIMMAGE IV 



^JALLAGHT-BELGARDX 



TALLAGHT-FETTERCAIRN 

TALl|\GHT-SPRINGPJELD 



ALLAGHT-OLDBAWN 



Saggart 



TALLAGHT-KILTIPPER^ 



EDMONDSTOWN 



RATHCOOLE 



CLONDALKIN (8) 



BALLINASCORNEY 



RATHFARNHAM (6) 



BOHERNABREENA 



Electoral Area 

Electoral Division 

Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Lucan - 8 

Tallaght Central - 6 

Tallaght South - 6 

Templeogue - Terenure - 6 

Clondalkin - 8 

Rathfarnham - 6 
ED Names: tallaght-oldbawn 
Town Names: Saggart ■ 



TALLAGHT 
SOUTH (6) 



Kilometers 
1 2 4 
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County Tipperary 

Overview of present position 

In July 2011 the Government announced the establishment of a single new council in 
Tipperary, with effect from the 2014 local government elections, through the amalgamation 
of the existing North Tipperary and South Tipperary County Councils. 

The position at present is as follows: 



North Tipperary County Council: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Nenagh 


6 


Nenagh T.C 


Newport 


5 




Templemore 


5 


Templemore T.C 


Thurles 


5 


Thurles T.C 


Total 


21 




South Tipperary County Council: 


Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Cahir 


4 




Cashel 


4 


Cashel T.C 


Clonmel 


7 


Clonmel B.C 


Fethard 


6 


Carrick-on-Suir T.C 


Tipperary 


5 


Tipperary T.C 


Total 


26 





The population of County Tipperary based on the 2011 census is 158,754. This is broken 
down currently, as follows: 

• North Tipperary: 70,322. 

• South Tipperary: 88,432. 

The terms of reference provide that the recommended new local electoral areas should be 
based on the decision of Government to merge the councils of North Tipperary and South 
Tipperary. As noted earlier at paragraph 3.2 of the report, the recommendations are 
consistent with this merger arrangement. 



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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to the merged Tipperary County Council is set 
out in the table below. 



2011 Population 


158,754 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
158,754/4,830 = 32.87 


33 


Additional members: 1 per town council and 4 per borough 
council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 
councils) 


10 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


40 



Note on calculations 

There are 6 town councils and 1 borough council in the merging county council areas. The Terms of Reference 
provide that the maximum number of councillors that can be allocated is 40. 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 40 members have to be divided 
amongst either 4, 5 or 6 local electoral areas. 

Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Tipperary is 3,969. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Tipperary, this represents a range of 3,572 to 
4,366. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of five local electoral areas on the basis 
that this approach accords with the terms of reference. 

The new arrangement of local electoral areas provides for the movement of five electoral 
divisions between local electoral areas currently separated by the border between the North 
Tipperary and South Tipperary County Council administrative areas. 

In line with the Committee's terms of reference the proposed new local electoral areas are 
named having regard to the current town and borough councils in the respective areas. 
Where there are two town councils in a local electoral area these are reflected in the new 
title in alphabetical order. 

In making its recommendations, the Committee had regard to the submissions received and 
the Implementation Plan prepared by the Tipperary Reorganisation Implementation Group. 

It is recommended that the new local electoral areas of Nenagh and Clonmel would have the 
same number of members with 9 each. The proposed new Nenagh local electoral area 
would be formed from the two current local electoral areas of Nenagh and Newport, apart 

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from the electoral division of Glenkeen which would move to the new Templemore-Thurles 
local electoral area. 

The proposed new Templemore-Thurles local electoral area would include the electoral 
divisions of Clogher, Gaile, Buolick, Fennor and Kilcooly from the current South Tipperary 
County Council administrative area. This new local electoral area would also include the 
town of Roscrea. 

A new 9-member local electoral area is proposed for the town of Clonmel, reflecting its 
current status as a borough council. The hinterland area of this new local electoral area 
would include the town of Cahir. 

The proposed 7-member local electoral area of Cashel-Tipperary would include the two 
current town councils that give the new local electoral area its name. 

The proposed new Carrick-on-Suir local electoral area with 6 members is based in the south 
east of the county and would include the current town council of the same name, and the 
town of Fethard. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 










Carrick-on-Suir 


6 


21,827 


3,638 


-8.3 


Clonmel 


9 


36,569 


4,063 


+2.4 


Nenagh 


9 


37,442 


4,160 


+4.8 


Templemore - 










Thurles 


9 


35,367 


3,930 


-1.0 


Cashel - 










Tipperary 


7 


27,549 


3,936 


-0.8 


Total 


40 


158,754 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Carrick-on-Suir 

Anner, Ardsallagh, Ballingarry, Ballyphilip, Ballysheehan, Carrick-on-Suir Rural, Carrick-on- 
Suir Urban, Carrickbeg Urban, Cloneen, Colman, Cooleagh, Crohane, Drangan, Farranrory, 
Fethard, Garrangibbon, Graystown, Kilcash, Killenaule, Kilmurry, Kiltinan, Kilvemnon, 
Magorban, Modeshil, Mullinahone, New Birmingham, Newtown, Peppardstown, Poyntstown 
and Tullamain. 



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Clonmel 

Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, Ballyclerahan, Ballyporeen, Burncourt, Caher, Clogheen, Clonmel 
East Urban, Clonmel Rural, Clonmel West Urban, Coolagarranroe, Derrygrath, Graigue, 
Inishlounaght, Kilcommon, Kilcoran, Killadriffe, Killaloan, Kilsheelan, Knockgraffon, 
Lisronagh, Mortlestown, Newcastle, Tubbrid, Tullaghmelan and Tullaghorton. 

Nenaqh 

Abington, Aglishcloghane, Ardcrony, Ballina, Ballingarry, Ballygibbon, Ballylusky, 
Ballymackey, Ballynaclogh, Birdhill, Borrisokane, Burgesbeg, Carrig, Carrigatogher, 
Castletown, Cloghjordan, Cloghprior, Clohaskin, Derrycastle, Dolla, Finnoe, Foilnaman, 
Graigue, Greenhall, Kilbarron, Kilcomenty, Kilkeary, Killoscully, Kilmore, Kilnaneave, 
Kilnarath, Knigh, Lackagh, Latteragh, Lorrha East, Lorrha West, Mertonhall, Monsea, 
Nenagh East Urban, Nenagh Rural, Nenagh West Urban, Newport, Rathcabban, Redwood, 
Riverstown, Templederry, Terryglass, Uskane and Youghalarra. 

Templemore-Thurles 

Aghnameadle, Ballycahill, Ballymurreen, Borrisnafarney, Borrisnoe, Borrisoleigh, Bourney 
East, Bourney West, Buolick, Clogher, Drom, Fennor, Gaile, Glenkeen, Gortkelly, Holycross, 
Inch, Kilcooly, Killavinoge, Killea, Kilrush, Littleton, Longfordpass, Loughmore, Moyaliff, 
Moycarky, Moyne, Rahelty, Rathnaveoge, Roscrea, Templemore, Templetouhy, Thurles 
Rural, Thurles Urban, Timoney, Two-Mile-Borris and Upperchurch. 

Cashel-Tipperary 

Ardmayle, Ballycarron, Ballygriffin, Ballykisteen, Bansha, Bruis, Cappagh, Cashel Rural, 
Cashel Urban, Clonbeg, Clonoulty East, Clonoulty West, Cullen, Curraheen, Donohill, 
Drumwood, Emly, Glengar, Golden, Kilfeakle, Killeenasteena, Kilmucklin, Kilpatrick, Lattin, 
Nodstown, Oughterleague, Rathlynin, Rodus, Shronell, Solloghodbeg, Templeneiry, 
Thomastown, Tipperary East Urban, Tipperary Rural and Tipperary West Urban. 



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County Tipperary 



NENAGH (9) 



Electoral Area 

Electoral Division 

Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 
Nenagh - 9 

Templemore - Thurles - 9 
Cashel - Tipperary - 7 
Carrick-on-Suir - 6 
Clonmel - 9 
ED Names: lisronagh 
Town Names: Thurles ■ 



TEMPLEMORE 
THURLES (9) 




CARRICK-ON- 
SUIR (6) 



CASHEL - 
TIPPERARY (7) 



SUl\URBAN 

IRBAN 



Carrick-on-Suir 




Kilometers 
5 10 20 
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Waterford 

Overview of present position 

The terms of reference provide that the recommended new local electoral areas should be 
based on the decision of Government to merge the councils of Waterford City and Waterford 
County. As noted earlier at paragraph 3.2 of the report, the recommendations are consistent 
with this merger decision. 

In July 2011 the Government decided that a statutory Committee under the Local 
Government Act 2001 should be appointed to determine whether Waterford City and County 
Councils should be merged. The Committee reported in March 2012 and recommended that 
the Councils be merged. 

The position at present is as follows: 



Waterford City Council 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 

(not applicable) 


Waterford City East 


6 




Waterford City North 


4 




Waterford City South 


5 




Total 


15 




Waterford County Council 


Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Dungarvan 


6 


Dungarvan T.C 


Lismore 


4 


Lismore T.C 


Comeragh 


6 




Tramore 


7 


Tramore T.C 


Total 


23 





The population of Waterford City and County based on the 2011 census is 113,795. This is 
broken down, as follows: 

Waterford City: 46,732 
• Waterford County: 67,063 



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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to the amalgamated council in Waterford is set 
out in the table below. 



2011 Population 


113,795 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 


24 


113,795/4,830 = 23.56 




Additional members: 1 per town council and 4 per borough 


8 


council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 




councils) 




In cases where the city and county councils are being 




merged, i.e. Limerick and Waterford, there should be five 




additional members. 




New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 


32 


18 and maximum of 40) 





Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 32 members have to be divided 
amongst either 4 or 5 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Waterford is 3,556. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Waterford, this represents a range of 3,200 to 
3,912. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of five local electoral areas for the merged 
council. The three local electoral areas within the hinterland area of Waterford City would 
combine to form a new 'Metropolitan District', as envisaged in the Committee's terms of 
reference. A new local electoral area is recommended for the west of the County, to be titled 
'Dungarvan-Lismore'. The fifth recommended local electoral area would be in the central 
part of the county, to be titled 'Comeragh'. 

In making its recommendations the Committee considered the provisions contained within 
the Action Programme for Effective Local Government dealing with local government 
arrangements in Waterford and the report of the Waterford Local Government Committee. 
Regard was also had to the submissions received. 

The Committee is of the view that the suburban and hinterland areas of Waterford City 
should be incorporated within the proposed new metropolitan district and that this should 
include the town of Tramore. 



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The new metropolitan local electoral areas would form a 'wedge' shape with each 
containing both urban and suburban parts. 

The new local electoral area in the west of the county acknowledges the position and status 
of Dungarvan, which is currently the 'county' town of Waterford County Council and has a 
town council. The presence of the town of Lismore which has a town council is recognised 
in the name of the new local electoral area. The rural nature of the central part of Waterford 
is recognised through the recommended formation of the new 'Comeragh' local electoral 
area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Metropolitan District Local Elec 


toral Areas 


Waterford City 
East 


6 


22,340 


3,723 


+4.7 


Waterford City 
South 


6 


20,681 


3,447 


-3.1 


Tramore - 
Waterford City 
West 


6 


22,907 


3,818 


+7.4 












Subtotal 


18 


65,928 






Count 


y Local Electoral Areas 


Comeragh 


6 


19,377 


3,230 


-9.2 


Dungarvan - 
Lismore 


8 


28,490 


3,561 


+0.1 












Subtotal 


14 


47,867 
















Total 


32 


113,795 







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The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Waterford City East 

Ballymaclode, Ballynakill, Ballynakill (part), Faithlegg (part), Farranshoneen, Grange South, 
Grange Upper, Killea, Kilmacleague, Newtown, Park, Rathmoylan and Woodstown. 

Waterford City South 

Ballybeg North, Ballybeg South, Ballynaneashagh, Ballytruckle, Custom House A, 
Drumcannon, Grange North, Kilbarry, Kilbarry (part), Kingsmeadow, Larchville, Lisduggan, 
Mount Sion, Poleberry, Roanmore, Slievekeale, Ticor North and Ticor South. 

Tramore - Waterford City West 

Ballybricken, Bilberry, Centre A, Centre B, Cleaboy, Custom House B, Ferrybank, 
Gracedieu, Islandikane, Killoteran, Military Road, Morrisson's Avenue East, Morrisson's 
Avenue West, Morrisson's Road, Newport's Square, Pembrokestown, Shortcourse, The 
Glen and Tramore. 

Comeraqh 

Annestown, Ballydurn, Ballylaneen, Ballymacarbry, Ballynamult, Carrickbeg Rural, 
Carrigcastle, Clonea, Comeragh, Coumaraglin, Dunhill, Fenoagh, Fews, Fox's Castle, 
Gardenmorris, Georgestown, Glen, Graignagower, Gurteen, Gurteen, Kilbarrymeaden, 
Kilmacomma, Kilmacthomas, Kilmeadan, Kilmeadan, Kilronan, Knockaunbrandaun, 
Knockmahon, Modelligo, Modelligo, Mothel, Mountkennedy, Newcastle, Newtown, Portlaw, 
Rathgormuck, Reisk, Ross, Seskinan, St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Stradbally and Tinnasaggart. 

Dungarvan - Lismore 

Aird Mhor, An Rinn, Ardmore, Baile Mhac Airt, Ballyduff, Ballyhane, Ballyheeny, Ballyin, 
Ballysaggartmore, Bohadoon, Cappagh, Cappoquin, Carriglea, Castlerichard, Clashmore, 
Clonea, Colligan, Dromana, Dromore, Drumroe, Dungarvan No. 1 Urban, Dungarvan No. 2 
Urban, Dungarvan Rural, Glenwilliam, Gortnapeaky, Grallagh, Grange, Keereen, Kilcockan, 
Kilwatermoy East, Kilwatermoy West, Kinsalebeg, Lismore Rural, Lismore Urban, Mocollop, 
Mountstuart, Tallow, Templemichael and Whitechurch. 



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County Westmeath 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Athlone 


6 


Athlone T.C 


Coole 


4 




Kilbeggan 


4 




Mullingar East 


4 


Mullingar T.C 


Mullingar West 


5 


Total 


23 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Westmeath County Council is set out in the 
table below. 



2011 Population 


86,164 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
86,164/4,830 = 17.84 


18 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


2 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


20 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 20 members have to be divided 
amongst either 2 or 3 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Westmeath is 4,308. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Westmeath, this represents a range of 3,877 
to 4,739. 

Recommendations 

Three local electoral areas are recommended for County Westmeath. In making its 
recommendations the Committee noted that the town of Mullingar is currently divided 
between two local electoral areas. In the interests of electoral, community and geographic 
coherence, it is recommended that this arrangement continue within the new local electoral 
areas. 



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Towards the east of the county a new 7-member local electoral area of Mullingar-Coole is 
recommended. This combines the two existing local electoral areas of Mullingar East and 
Coole. 

In the centre of the county a new 6-member local electoral area of Mullingar-Kilbeggan is 
recommended and is formed from the existing Mullingar West local electoral area and the 
eastern parts of the existing Kilbeggan local electoral area. Within the town of Mullingar the 
same dividing boundary as currently applies is retained. 

As referenced earlier at paragraph 3.3 of the report, the Committee feels that the optimal 
arrangement is to propose that a 'Municipal District' of Mullingar would be formed from the 
combination of the local electoral areas of Mullingar-Coole and Mullingar-Kilbeggan. 
Paragraph 3(a) of the terms of reference provides that this approach can be adopted in 
certain circumstances, and the Committee is of the view that these obtain in the case of the 
Mullingar local electoral areas. 

To the west of the county a new 7-member local electoral area is recommended for Athlone 
that includes the area currently within the town council boundary and the town's wider 
hinterland in County Westmeath. This would comprise all of the existing Athlone local 
electoral area and the western parts of the existing Kilbeggan local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Athlone 


7 


30,256 


4,322 


+0.3 


Mullingar- 
Coole 


7 


29,896 


4,271 


-0.9 


Mullingar- 
Kilbeggan 


6 


26,012 


4,335 


+0.6 


Total 


20 


86,164 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Athlone 

Ardnagragh, Athlone East Rural, Athlone East Urban, Athlone West Urban, Auburn, 
Ballybroder, Ballymore, Ballymorin, Bellanalack, Cam, Castledaly, Doonis, Drumraney, 
Glassan, Jamestown, Kilcumreragh, Killare, Killinure, Moate, Mount Temple, Moydrum, 
Muckanagh, Noughaval, Streamstown, Templepatrick, Tubbrit, Umma and Winetown. 



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Mullinqar-Coole 

Ballinlough, Ballyhealy, Ballynaskeagh, Boherquill, Bracklin, Castle, Cloghan, Clonarney, 
Clonlost, Collinstown, Coole, Coolure, Copperalley, Delvin, Derrymore, Enniscoffey, 
Faughalstown, Finnea, Fore East, Fore West, Gaybrook, Glore, Griffinstown, Heathstown, 
Hilltown, Huntingdon, Kilcumny, Killua, Killucan, Killulagh, Kilpatrick, Kinnegad, Kinturk, 
Knockarrow, Knockdrin, Lackan, Milltown, the parts of the EDs of Mullingar North Urban, 
Mullingar Rural and Mullingar South Urban which lie north and east of the Dublin-Sligo 
railway line, Multyfarnham, Owel, Raharney, Riverdale, Rosmead, Russellstown, Stonehall, 
Street, Taghmon and Woodland. 

Mullinqar-Kilbeqqan 

Ardnaglew, Ballinalack, Ballykilmore, Ballynagore, Belvidere, Carrick, Castlelost, Castletown, 
Churchtown, Clonfad, Dysart, Emper, Glenlough, Greenpark, Hopestown, Kilbeggan, Kilbixy, 
Lauree, Middleton, the parts of the EDs of Mullingar North Urban, Mullingar Rural and 
Mullingar South Urban which lie south and west of the Dublin-Sligo railway line, Newtown, 
Piercetown, Portloman, Rahugh, Rathconrath, Rathowen, Skeagh, Sonna and Tullaghan. 



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County Wexford 



Overview of present position 

The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town / Borough Council in 
Local Electoral Area 


Enniscorthy 


5 


Enniscorthy T.C 


Gorey 


5 


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New Ross 


4 


New Ross T.C 


Wexford 


7 


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Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Wexford County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


145,320 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
145,320/4,830 = 30.09 


30 


Additional members: 1 per town council and 1 per borough 
council, subject to a maximum of 4 (except in merging 
councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


34 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 34 members have to be divided 
amongst either 4 or 5 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Wexford is 4,274. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Wexford, this represents a range of 3,847 to 
4,702. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration of four local electoral areas each of which 
would include a borough or town council. In making this recommendation, the Committee 
had regard to the paragraph in the terms of reference which provides for local electoral 
areas to be designed, as far as possible, around the existing boroughs and other municipal 
towns and large urban centres. In line with this, the new areas are named accordingly. 



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A new 10-member local electoral area is recommended for Wexford town. This is the 
maximum number of councillors that can be assigned to a single electoral area. The 
Committee in making this recommendation was mindful of the status of Wexford as county 
town with a borough council. 

It is recommended that the three other local electoral areas be based around the towns of 
Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross. Each would have the same level of representation with 
8 members. The new boundary for the New Ross local electoral area extends further to the 
east and to the north than the boundary of the current New Ross local electoral area, and 
would now include the town of Taghmon. 

Having regard to submissions received by the Committee and the terms of reference which 
provide for due account to be taken of local and community identities and linkages, it is 
proposed that the town of Bunclody and its hinterland be brought together within the 
Enniscorthy local electoral area. This recommendation gives rise to the electoral divisions of 
Moyacomb, Kilrush and Tombrack moving from the Gorey to the Enniscorthy local electoral 
area. 

The Committee also considered submissions received in recommending that the town of 
Kilmuckridge and its immediate hinterland remain within the Gorey local electoral area. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county average 
+ / - % 


Gorey 


8 


34,202 


4,275 


+0.03 


Enniscorthy 


8 


34,403 


4,300 


+0.6 


New Ross 


8 


32,122 


4,015 


-6.1 


Wexford 


10 


44,593 


4,459 


+4.3 


Total 


34 


145,320 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Gorey 

Ardamine, Balloughter, Ballybeg, Ballycanew, Ballyellis, Ballygarrett, Ballylarkin, Ballymore, 
Ballynestragh, Ballyvaldon, Cahore, Coolgreany, Courtown, Ferns, Ford, Gorey Rural, Gorey 
Urban, Huntingtown, Kilbora, Kilcomb, Kilgorman, Killenagh, Killincooly, Kilnahue, Limerick, 
Monamolin, Monaseed, Rossminoge, The Harrow, Wells and Wingfield. 



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Enniscorthy 

Ballindaggan, Ballycarney, Ballyhoge, Ballyhuskard, Bolaboy, Bree, Castle Ellis, Castle 
Talbot, Castleboro, Castledockrell, Edermine, Enniscorthy Rural, Enniscorthy Urban, 
Kilcormick, Killoughrum, Kilmallock, Kilrush, Kiltealy, Marshalstown, Moyacomb, 
Newtownbarry, Rossard, St. Mary's, The Leap, Tinnacross and Tombrack. 

New Ross 

Adamstown, Ballyanne, Ballyhack, Ballymitty, Bannow, Barrack Village, Barronstown, 
Carnagh, Carrickbyrne, Clongeen, Clonleigh, Clonroche, Duncormick, Dunmain, Fethard, 
Harperstown, Harristown, Horetown, Inch, Kilgarvan, Killann, Killesk, Kilmokea, New Ross 
Rural, New Ross Urban, Newbawn, Old Ross, Oldcourt, Rathroe, Rochestown, Rosbercon 
Urban, Taghmon, Templeludigan, Templetown, Tintern, Whitechurch, Whitechurch and 
Whitemoor. 

Wexford 

Ardcavan, Ardcolm, Artramon, Aughwilliam, Bridgetown, Carrick, Drinagh, Forth, Glynn, 
Kilbride, Kilcowan, Killag, Killinick, Killurin, Kilmore, Kilpatrick, Kilscoran, Lady's Island, 
Mayglass, Newcastle, Rathaspick, Rosslare, St. Helen's, Tacumshin, Tomhaggard, Wexford 
No. 1 Urban, Wexford No. 2 Urban, Wexford No. 3 Urban and Wexford Rural. 



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County Wexford 



Electoral Area 
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Recommended LEA Name 
and Number of Members: 

Enniscorthy - 8 

Gorey - 8 

New Ross - 8 

Wexford - 10 
ED Names: ardcavan 
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County Wicklow 

Overview of present position 



The position at present is as follows: 



Local Electoral Areas 


Number of members 


Town Council in Local 
Electoral Area 


Arklow 


5 


Arklow T.C 


Baltinglass 


3 




Bray 


7 


Bray T.C 


Greystones 


4 


Greystones T.C 


Wicklow 


5 


Wicklow T.C 


Total 


24 





Number of members and population variance 

Based on the formula at paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the Committee the new 
number of elected members to be assigned to Wicklow County Council is set out in the table 
below. 



2011 Population 


136,640 


1 member for every 4,830 of the population 
136,640/4,830 = 28.29 


28 


Additional members: 1 per town council, subject to a 
maximum of 4 (except in merging councils) 


4 


New number of councillors (subject to a minimum of 
18 and maximum of 40) 


32 



Having regard to the requirement that the number of councillors representing a local 
electoral area should be not more than 10 or less than 6, the 32 members have to be divided 
amongst either 4 or 5 local electoral areas. 



Based on the new number of councillors, the population per member in Wicklow is 4,270. 
The terms of reference provide that "within any city or county the variance in representation 
of each local electoral area from the average for the city or county should, as far as 
practicable, be within a range of +/- 10%". For Wicklow, this represents a range of 3,843 to 
4,697. 

Recommendations 

The Committee is recommending a configuration that provides for five local electoral areas, 
with one based in the west of the county and four based around the current town councils of 
Arklow, Bray, Greystones and Wicklow, and their respective hinterlands. 



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The Committee is of the view that this arrangement addresses issues of electoral, 
administrative, community and geographic coherence in County Wicklow, having regard to 
its terms of reference. 

The position of Bray as the most populous town in the county is acknowledged through the 
allocation of 8 members to its new local electoral area. The area to the south of the current 
Bray local electoral area close to the town of Roundwood is proposed for the new Wicklow 
local electoral area which would have 6 members. Roundwood and its immediate hinterland 
would therefore be included in the same local electoral area. 

It is proposed that the town of Rathdrum and its surrounding electoral divisions would move 
from the current Wicklow local electoral area into the new Arklow local electoral area to 
secure an improved balance of population across these two local electoral areas. 

The proposed new Greystones local electoral area would retain the same boundaries as 
the current Greysotnes local electoral area and have 6 members. 

A new 6-member local electoral area, titled Baltinglass, is proposed for the west of the 
county. In making this recommendation, the Committee had regard to the submissions which 
highlighted the geographic separation of this part of the county by virtue of its location 
relative to the Wicklow Mountains. 



A summary of recommendations is contained in the table below: 



Local Electoral 
Areas 


Number of 
members 


Population 
2011 


Population per 
member 


Percentage 
variance from 
county 
average 
+ /- % 


Arklow 


6 


25,450 


4,242 


-0.7 


Baltinglass 


6 


25,267 


4,211 


-1.4 


Bray 


8 


34,335 


4,292 


+0.5 


Greystones 


6 


24,846 


4,141 


-3.0 


Wicklow 


6 


26,742 


4,457 


+4.4 


Total 


32 


136,640 







The following is a detailed description setting out the electoral divisions that comprise each 
recommended local electoral area: 

Arklow 

Arklow No. 1 Urban, Arklow No. 2 Urban, Arklow Rural, Aughrim, Avoca, Ballinaclash, 
Ballinacor, Ballinderry, Ballyarthur, Cronebane, Dunganstown South, Dunganstown West, 
Ennereilly, Kilballyowen, Kilbride, Kilpipe, Knockrath and Rathdrum. 



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Baltinqlass 

Aghowle, Ballingate, Ballinglen, Ballinguile, Ballybeg, Baltinglass, Blessington, Burgage, 
Carnew, Coolattin, Coolballintaggart, Coolboy, Cronelea, Donaghmore, Donard, Dunlavin, 
Eadestown, Hartstown, Hollywood, Humewood, Imael North, Imael South, Kilbride, Killinure, 
Lackan, Lugglass, Money, Rath, Rathdangan, Rathsallagh, Shillelagh, Stratford, 
Talbotstown, The Grange, Tinahely, Tober, Togher and Tuckmill. 

Bray 

Bray No. 1 Urban, Bray No. 2 Urban, Bray No. 3 Urban, Enniskerry, Kilmacanoge, 
Powerscourt and Rathmichael (Bray). 

Greystones 

Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole and Newcastle Lower. 
Wicklow 

Altidore, Ballycullen, Brockagh, Calary, Dunganstown East, Glendalough, Glenealy, 
Killiskey, Moneystown, Newcastle Upper, Oldtown, Togher, Trooperstown, Wicklow Rural 
and Wicklow Urban. 



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Baltinglass - 6 

Bray - 8 

Greystones - 6 

Wicklow - 6 
ED Names: burgage 
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Appendix I 

Rules of Procedure for the Local Electoral Area Boundary 

Committee 

1. These rules are hereby adopted by the Committee to assist the proper and effective 
performance of its functions. 

2. The quorum for a meeting of the Committee shall be 3. 

3. Subject to the requirement of a quorum, the Committee may act notwithstanding a 
vacancy in its membership. 

4. If the Chairperson is not present at a meeting, the members of the Committee present 
shall choose one of their number to be Chairperson of that meeting. 

5. Matters at committee meetings will in the normal course be agreed by consensus. If 
consensus cannot be reached, and a question at a meeting requires to be decided by 
vote, the question shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members 
present and voting on the question, each member present having one vote and in the 
case of an equal division of votes, the Chairperson of the meeting having a second or 
casting vote. 

6. No person shall, without the consent of the Committee, disclose to any person any 
information obtained while serving as a member of the Committee or as a person whose 
services are made available to the Committee relative to the business of the Committee 
or the performance of the functions of the Committee. 

7. No member of the Committee or its secretariat shall entertain any communication from 
any person external to the Committee and its secretariat which is for the purposes of 
influencing the Committee in the performance of its functions. 

8. The deliberations of the Committee shall be conducted in private and persons other than 
members of the Committee and its secretariat shall not normally be permitted to attend 
a meeting of the Committee. In no case shall persons who are not members of the 
Committee be allowed to attend a meeting for the purposes of influencing the 
Committee in the performance of its functions. 

9. Meetings of the Committee shall be arranged and notified to members by the Secretary 
after consultation with the Chairperson. 

10. The minutes of each meeting of the Committee shall be approved at the next meeting 
and shall thereupon be signed by the Chairperson and retained by the Secretary. 



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Appendix II 
Press Notice Inviting Submissions 

Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee 

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., 
has established a committee to review local electoral areas and to report to him not later 
than 31 May 2013. 

The review is being undertaken in prospect of the local elections to be held in 2014, having 
regard to the results of census 2011 and the Action Programme for Effective Local 
Government published in October 2012. 

The Action Programme provides that: 

• there will be a rationalised organisation integrating town and county governance with 
integrated authorities organised on the basis of municipal districts within counties; 

• municipal districts will cover each entire county, drawn as far as possible around 
existing town authorities and larger non-municipal towns and their hinterlands; 

• councillors will be elected simultaneously to both municipal district and county 
council, with members in common instead of the current separate town and county 
membership, and; 

• in the case of Dublin, the configuration of local electoral areas in Dublin City Council 
and in the counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin will be 
reviewed separately by the Committee. 

The task of the Committee is: 

• to review and make recommendations on the division of council areas into local 
electoral areas, and; 

• to make recommendations on the number of members of each council to be 
assigned to each local electoral area. 

The Committee's report will be considered by the Minister as the basis for the revision of the 
local electoral areas under his statutory powers. 

The Committee now invites submissions on the matters referred to above. Submissions may 
be sent by e-mail to: boundarycommittee@environ.ie or by post to: 

Secretary, 

Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee, 
Room 1.77, 
Custom House, 
Dublin 1. 

to arrive no later than Friday 25 January 2013 at 5pm. 

Submissions will be made available on the website of the Committee 
(www.boundarycommittee.ie) after they are received. 

Further information on the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee, including a copy of its 
Terms of Reference, is available from this website, or by contacting telephone number: 01- 
8882769. 



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Appendix III 
List of Submissions Received 

Political Parties and Branches 



1 . Ballina Fianna Fail Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

2. Bangor Fianna Fail Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

3. Belmullet Fianna Fail Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

4. Clare Constituency Labour Party (Seamus Ryan & Jo Walsh, members of) - Clare 

5. Cork East Constituency Executive of Fine Gael - Cork 

6. County Limerick Fianna Fail - Limerick 

7. Dublin West Green Party - Fingal 

8. Dun Laoghaire Fianna Fail - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 

9. Fianna Fail - Ballinrobe Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

10. Fianna Fail - Cavan Comhairle Dail Ceantair - Cavan 

1 1 . Fianna Fail - Crossmolina Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

12. Fianna Fail - Foxford Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

1 3. Fianna Fail Group on Westmeath County Council - Westmeath 

14. Fianna Fail - Swinford Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

1 5. Fianna Fail - Wicklow North - Wicklow 

16. Fianna Fail Comhairli Ceantair of Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Ballyhaunis and Charlestown - 
Mayo 

17. Fianna Fail Dublin West Comhairle Dail Ceantair - Fingal 

18. Fianna Fail Dublin North West Dail Ceantair - Dublin City 

19. Fianna Fail Louth Comhairle Dail Ceantair - Louth 

20. Fianna Fail Navan Comhairle Ceantair - Meath 

21. Fianna Fail Roundwood Cumann - Wicklow 

22. Fine Gael - Birr District Executive - Offaly 

23. Fine Gael - Cavan County Executive - Cavan 

24. Fine Gael - Clare Constituency - Clare 

25. Fine Gael - Cork North West - Cork 

26. Fine Gael - Cork South West Constituency - Cork 

27. Fine Gael - County Monaghan Executive - Monaghan 

28. Fine Gael - Donegal North East & Donegal South West - Donegal 

29. Fine Gael - Dublin Central, Dublin North West and Dublin Bay North - Dublin City 

30. Fine Gael - Dublin Mid West - South Dublin 

31 . Fine Gael - Dublin South Central Officer Board - Dublin City 

32. Fine Gael - Galway West Constituency Executive - Galway County 

33. Fine Gael - John O'Donnell, Lucy McCormack & Michael Long (South Tipperary 
Constituency) - Tipperary 

34. Fine Gael - Kildare North Constituency - Kildare 

35. Fine Gael - Limerick City Constituency - Limerick 

36. Fine Gael - Mallow District - Cork 

37. Fine Gael - Mayo Constituency - Mayo 

38. Fine Gael - Meath East & Meath West - Meath 

39. Fine Gael - North Tipperary Councillors - Tipperary 

40. Fine Gael - Wexford Constituency - Wexford 

41 . Fine Gael North Tipperary Constituency Executive - North Tipperary 

42. Fine Gael Dublin Bay South - Dublin City 

43. Fine Gael Dublin Rathdown & Dun Laoghaire Rathdown - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 

44. Fine Gael Dublin West, Dublin Fingal & Dublin Bay North - Fingal 

45. Fine Gael Galway East - Galway County 

46. Fine Gael Kilbeggan District - Westmeath 

47. Fine Gael Limerick County Constituency Executive - Limerick 

48. Fine Gael Louth Constituency Executive - Louth 

49. Fine Gael Members - Drumsna & Annaduff - Leitrim 

50. Fine Gael Members of Kildare County Council - Kildare 

51 . Fine Gael Members of Leitrim County Council - Leitrim 



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52. Fine Gael Members of Limerick City Council - Limerick 

53. Fine Gael Members of Monaghan County Council - Monaghan 

54. Fine Gael Members of Waterford City Council - Waterford 

55. Fine Gael Party of Kerry North and Kerry South - Kerry 

56. Fine Gael Dublin South West Strategy Committee - South Dublin 

57. Green Party - General 

58. Jack Clarke Branch of the Labour Party - Fingal 

59. Kildare South Fine Gael - Kildare 

60. Kilkenny Fianna Fail Comhairle Dail Ceantair- Kilkenny 

61 . Labour Members of Meath County Council - Meath 

62. Labour Party Dublin Central Constituency Council - Dublin City 

63. Labour Party Members of Carlow County Council - Carlow 

64. Labour Party (Wicklow Constituency) - Wicklow 

65. Laois/Offaly Constituency Fine Gael - Offaly 

66. Laois/Offaly Constituency Fine Gael - Laois 

67. Leitrim Fine Gael - Leitrim 

68. Longford Fianna Fail Comhairle Dail Ceantair - Longford 

69. Longford Westmeath Fine Gael - Westmeath 

70. Longford Westmeath Fine Gael - Longford 

71 . Loughduff Branch of Fine Gael - Cavan 

72. Meath East & Meath West Fianna Fail Comhairli Dail Ceantair - Meath 

73. Offaly Fianna Fail Comhairle Dail Ceantair - Offaly 

74. Roscommon Fine Gael Executive - Roscommon 

75. Sinn Fein - General 

76. Sinn Fein - Kerry 

77. Sinn Fein Limerick City - Limerick 

78. Sinn Fein Group, Cavan County Council - Cavan 

79. Sligo/North Leitrim Fine Gael Constituency Executive - Sligo 

80. South Kerry Independent Alliance (Michael Gleeson) - Kerry 

81 . West Limerick Branch of the Labour Party - Limerick 

82. Westmeath Labour Party - Westmeath 

83. Westport Fianna Fail Cumann and Westport Fianna Fail Comhairle Ceantair - Mayo 

84. Wicklow Constituency Fine Gael Party - Wicklow 

Public Representatives* 

85. Aengus O'Snodaigh TD - Dublin City 

86. Billy Timmins TD - Wicklow 

87. Charlie Flanagan TD - Laois 

88. Denis Naughten TD - Roscommon 

89. Eoghan Murphy TD - Dublin City 

90. John Browne TD - Wexford 

91 . Lucinda Creighton TD - Dublin City 

92. Michael Healy-Rae TD - General 

93. Patrick O'Donovan TD - Limerick 

94. Tom Fleming TD - General 

95. Senator Darragh O'Brien, Councillor Darragh Butler & Councillor Eoghan O'Brien - Fingal 

96. Senator Denis Landy, Councillor Seanie Lonergan & Councillor Bobby Fitzgerald - 
Tipperary 

97. Senator Marc Mac Sharry - Sligo 

98. Comhairleoir Donnchadh 6 Seaghdha - Cork 

99. Councillor Aidan Davitt - Westmeath 

1 00. Councillor Andrew Montague - Dublin City 

101. Councillor Anne Breen & Councillor Ger Dunne - Kildare 

1 02. Councillor Anton McCabe - Meath 

103. Councillor Bernard Leddy - Waterford 

104. Councillor Billy Kyne & Councillor Gerard Barron - Waterford 

105. Councillor Brendan Cronin - Kerry 

106. Councillor Brian Fitzgerald - Meath 



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107. 


Counci 


lor Cathal Crowe - Clare 


108. 


Counci 


lor Cathal Foley - Kerry 


109. 


Counci 


lor Catherine Fitzgerald - Laois 


110. 


Counci 


lor Chris Bond - South Dublin 


111. 


Counci 


lor Christy Brady - Roscommon 


112. 


Counci 


lor Colm Arthur - Westmeath 


113. 


Counci 


lor Darragh Butler - Fingal 


114. 


Counci 


lor Darren Ryan - Tipperary 


115. 


Counci 


lor David O'Brien - Carlow 


116. 


Counci 


lor Denis Dunne & Councillor Joe Leahy - Tipperary 


117. 


Counci 


lor Dermot Lacey - Dublin City 


118. 


Counci 


lor Dermot Looney - South Dublin 


119. 


Counci 


lor Dessie Larkin - Donegal 


120. 


Counci 


lor Domnick Connolly - Roscommon 


121. 


Counci 


lor Donal Lyons - Galway City 


122. 


Counci 


lor Eamon Tuffy -South Dublin 


123. 


Counci 


lor Edie Wynne - Dublin City 


124. 


Counci 


lor Enda Stenson - Leitrim 


125. 


Counci 


lor Francis Gilmartin - Leitrim 


126. 


Counci 


lor Gerard Mullaney - Sligo 


127. 


Counci 


lor Gerry Horkan - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 


128. 


Counci 


lor Gerry McMonagle - Donegal 


129. 


Counci 


lor Gerry Reilly - Meath 


130. 


Counci 


lor Guss O'Connell - South Dublin 


131. 


Counci 


lor Hubert Keaney - Sligo 


132. 


Counci 


lor Jack Walsh - Waterford 


133. 


Counci 


lor James A. Browne - Wexford 


134. 


Counci 


lor Jane Horgan-Jones - Dublin City 


135. 


Counci 


lor Jarlath Munnelly - Mayo 


136. 


Counci 


lor Jennifer Murnane O'Connor - Carlow 


137. 


Counci 


lor Jim O'Dea - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 


138. 


Counci 


lor Jimmy Kavanagh - General 


139. 


Counci 


lor Jimmy Moloney - Kerry 


140. 


Counci 


lor Joe Arkins - Clare 


141. 


Counci 


lor Joe Brennan - Tipperary 


142. 


Counci 


lor Joe Conway - Waterford 


143. 


Counci 


lor Joe Fox - Meath 


144. 


Counci 


lor John Campbell - Donegal 


145. 


Counci 


lor John Duffy - Longford 


146. 


Counci 


lor John Joe Culloty - Kerry 


147. 


Counci 


lor John Lahart - South Dublin 


148. 


Counci 


lor John M Loughnan - Cork County 


149. 


Counci 


lor John McGinley - Kildare 


150. 


Counci 


lor John Naughten - Roscommon 


151. 


Counci 


lor John O'Sullivan - Cork 


152. 


Counci 


lor John Pratt - Waterford 


153. 


Counci 


lor Johnny Flynn - Clare 


154. 


Counci 


lor Johnny Healy-Rae - Kerry 


155. 


Counci 


lor Kathleen Kelleher - Wicklow 


156. 


Counci 


lor Kieran Binchy - Dublin City 


157. 


Counci 


lor Kieran Dennison - Fingal 


158. 


Counci 


lor Laurence Fallon - Roscommon 


159. 


Counci 


lor Leo Walsh - Limerick 


160. 


Counci 


lor Lettie McCarthy - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 


161. 


Counci 


lor Liam Brazil - Waterford 


162. 


Counci 


lor Louise McLoughlin - Tipperary 


163. 


Counci 


lor Malcolm Byrne - Wexford 


164. 


Counci 


lor Margaret Croke - South Tipperary 



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165. 


Counci 


lor Maria Parodi - Dublin City 


166. 


Counci 


lor Marian McMahon Jones - Clare 


167. 


Counci 


lor Marie Baker - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 


168. 


Counci 


lor Mary Fitzpatrick - Dublin City 


169. 


Counci 


lor Mary Hoade - Galway County 


170. 


Counci 


lor Mary Howard - Clare 


171. 


Counci 


lor Mary Sweeney - Laois 


172. 


Counci 


lor Maura Kilbride Harkin - Longford 


173. 


Counci 


lor Michael Cahill - Kerry 


174. 


Counci 


lor Michael Creaton - Roscommon 


175. 


Counci 


lor Michael D. O'Shea - Kerry 


176. 


Counci 


lor Michael Fahy - Galway County 


177. 


Counci 


lor Michael Kenny - Meath 


178. 


Counci 


lor Michael McGreal - Roscommon 


179. 


Counci 


lor Michael McNamara - Mayo 


180. 


Counci 


lor Michael Murphy - Sth Tipperary 


181. 


Counci 


lor Michael O'Donovan - Fingal 


182. 


Counci 


lor Michael O'Sullivan - Dublin City 


183. 


Counci 


lor Mick Duff & Councillor Pamela Kearns - South Dublin 


184. 


Counci 


lor Myles Staunton - Mayo 


185. 


Counci 


lor Neale Richmond - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 


186. 


Counci 


lor Niall McNelis - Galway City 


187. 


Counci 


lor Nial Ring - Dublin City 


188. 


Counci 


lor Nuala Nolan & Councillor Tom Costello - Galway City 


189. 


Counci 


lor Oliver Fox - Meath 


190. 


Counci 


lor Oliver Walsh - Wexford 


191. 


Counci 


lor Paddy Bourke - Dublin City 


192. 


Counci 


lor Paddy Cosgrave - South Dublin 


193. 


Counci 


lor Paddy Courtney - Kerry 


194. 


Counci 


lor Paschal Blake - Donegal 


195. 


Counci 


lor Pat Crimmins - Dublin City 


196. 


Counci 


lor Pat Hand - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 


197. 


Counci 


lor Pat Nugent - Waterford County 


198. 


Counci 


lor Patricia Stewart - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 


199. 


Counci 


lor Patrick Connor-Scarteen - Kerry 


200. 


Counci 


lor Patsy Fitzgerald - Tipperary 


201. 


Counci 


lor Patsy O'Brien - Mayo 


202. 


Counci 


lor Paul Daly - Westmeath 


203. 


Counci 


lor Paul McAuliffe - Dublin City 


204. 


Counci 


lor Paula McNamara - Roscommon 


205. 


Counci 


lor Peter Coyle - Fingal 


206. 


Counci 


lor Peter Roche - Galway 


207. 


Counci 


lor Ray McAdam - Dublin City 


208. 


Counci 


lor Rebecca Moynihan - Dublin City 


209. 


Counci 


lor Richard Humphreys - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 


210. 


Counci 


lor Ruairi McGinley - Dublin City 


211. 


Counci 


lor Seamie Moore - Kildare 


212. 


Counci 


lor Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald - Kerry 


213. 


Counci 


lor Seamus Ryan - Waterford 


214. 


Counci 


lor Seamus Weir - Mayo 


215. 


Counci 


lor Sean Canney - Galway County 


216. 


Counci 


lor Sean Farrell - Longford 


217. 


Counci 


lor Sean O'Brien - Offaly 


218. 


Counci 


lor Sean O'Grady - Kerry 


219. 


Counci 


lor Stephen Keary - Limerick County 


220. 


Counci 


lor Tadhg Culbert - Donegal 


221. 


Counci 


lor Tim Lombard - Cork 


222. 


Counci 


lor Tim O'Leary - Kerry 



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223. Councillor Tom Crossan - Donegal 

224. Councillor Tom Doherty - Kerry 

225. Councillor Tony Ward - Roscommon 

226. Councillor Valerie Byrne - General 

227. Councillor Victor Boyhan - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 

228. Councillor Virginia O'Dowd - Tipperary 

229. Councillors Padraig McEvoy, Paddy Kennedy, Anthony Larkin and Seamie Moore - Kildare 

This category refers to persons that could be identified as public representatives based on the 
information provided in the submissions. 

Local Authorities 

230. Ardee Town Council - Louth 

231 . Athlone Town Council - Westmeath 

232. Athy Town Council - Kildare 

233. Ballinasloe Town Council - Galway County 

234. Ballybay Town Council - Monaghan 

235. Bantry Town Council - Cork 

236. Birr Town Council - Offaly 

237. Boyle Town Council - Roscommon 

238. Buncrana Town Council - Donegal 

239. Carlow County Council - Carlow 

240. Carlow Town Council - Carlow 

241 . Cashel Town Council - Tipperary 

242. Castleblayney Town Council - Monaghan 

243. Clare County Council - Clare 

244. Clonakilty Town Council - Cork 

245. Clones Town Council - Monaghan 

246. Clonmel Borough Council - Tipperary 

247. Cork County Council - Cork 

248. Dublin City Council - Dublin City 

249. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 

250. Edenderry Town Council - Offaly 

251 . Elected Members of Trim Town Council - Meath 

252. Fingal County Council - Fingal 

253. Granard Town Council - Longford 

254. Kerry County Council - Kerry 

255. Kildare County Council - Kildare 

256. Laois County Council - Laois 

257. Limerick County Council - Limerick 

258. Management Team at Waterford County Council - Waterford 

259. Meath County Council - Meath 

260. Members of Donegal County Council - Donegal 

261 . Members of Greystones Town Council - Wicklow 

262. Members of Kells Town Council - Meath 

263. Members of Killarney Town Council - Kerry 

264. Members of Leixlip Town Council - Kildare 

265. Members of Lismore Town Council - Waterford 

266. Members of Longford Town Council - Longford 

267. Members of Macroom Town Council - Cork 

268. Members of Mallow Town Council - Cork 

269. Members of Nenagh Town Council - Tipperary 

270. Members of Offaly County Council - Offaly 

271 . Members of South Dublin County Council - South Dublin 

272. Members of Tipperary Town Council - Tipperary 

273. Members of Tramore Town Council - Waterford 

274. Members of Westmeath County Council - Westmeath 

275. Members of Westport Town Council - Mayo 



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276. Members of Wicklow County Council - Wicklow 

277. Monaghan County Council - Monaghan 

278. Mullingar Town Council - Westmeath 

279. Naas Town Council - Kildare 

280. North Tipperary County Council & South Tipperary County Council - Tipperary 

281 . Roscommon County Council - Roscommon 

282. Shannon Town Council - Clare 

283. Skibbereen Town Council - Cork 

284. Templemore Town Council - Tipperary 

285. Tralee Town Council - Kerry 

286. Tullamore Town Council - Offaly 

287. Wexford Borough Council - Wexford 

288. Youghal Town Council - Cork 

Organisations 

289. Abbeyknockmoy Community Development Committee Ltd - Galway County 

290. Ahane GAA Club - Limerick 

291 . Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland - General 

292. Association of County & City Councils - General 

293. Association of Residents of Terenure - Dublin City 

294. Athenry Community Council - Galway County 

295. Ballina Chamber - Mayo 

296. Ballybofey & Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce - Donegal 

297. Ballybofey & Stranorlar Integrated Community Company - Donegal 

298. Ballyhoura Development Ltd. - Cork 

299. Bunclody and District Community Council - Wexford 

300. Carrigaline Macra Na Feirme - Cork 

301 . Castleconnell Tidy Towns Committee - Limerick 

302. Celbridge Community Council - Kildare 

303. Claremorris Chamber - Mayo 

304. Clonmel Chamber - Tipperary 

305. Clontarf Business Association - Dublin City 

306. Coiste Pobal - Mayo 

307. Crossroads & Killygordon Enterprises - Donegal 

308. Donnybrook Trust - Dublin City 

309. Fairview Residents Association - Dublin City 

310. Geography Department, NUI Maynooth - General 

31 1 . Howth Sutton Baldoyle Chamber of Commerce - Fingal 

312. Irish Planning Institute - General 

313. Killarney Chamber - Kerry 

314. Kinsealy Melrose Residents Association - Fingal 

315. Kilgarvan Community Council - Kerry 

316. Killadoon Area Development Committee - Cavan 

317. LAPO Roscommon County Council Branch - Roscommon 

318. Limerick Chamber - Limerick 

319. Local Authority Members Association (2 submissions) - General 

320. Malahide Waterside Management Company - Fingal 

321 . Marino Residents Association - Dublin City 

322. Milford Community Youth Project - Donegal 

323. Mourneabbey Community Council - Cork 

324. Planet Youth Club - Donegal 

325. Rathkeale Community Council - Limerick 

326. Royal Canal Park Community Assoc & Rathborne Community Assoc - Dublin City 

327. Sandymount Tidy Towns - Dublin City 

328. Sneem Development Co-op - Kerry 

329. South Mayo Community Enterprise Association - Mayo 

330. South Mayo Development Network - Mayo 

331 . Family Enrichment Center - Donegal 



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332. Swords Tidy Town Committee - Fingal 

333. Terenure Residents Association - Dublin City 

334. Terenure Village Network - Dublin City 

335. Terenure West Residents Association - Dublin City 

336. An Taisce Wexford Branch - Wexford 

337. Tracton Community Council - Cork 

338. Tullamore & District Chamber - Offaly 

339. Drogheda City Status Group - Louth 

Individuals 

340. Aaron O'Doherty - Waterford 

341 . Adam Houlihan - Waterford 

342. Aidan & Bettina Carty - Fingal 

343. Aidan & Caroline Killoran - Fingal 

344. Aidan Devine - Galway City 

345. Aideen Carberry - South Dublin 

346. Aine Coakley - Cork 

347. Aingeal Nic Giolla Chionnaith - Fingal 

348. Andrew and Teresa Wharton - Kerry 

349. Andrew Moore - Fingal 

350. Andy O'Sullivan - Kerry 

351 . Ann Mullins - Fingal 

352. Antoinette O'Brien - Fingal 

353. Aoife Radburn & Daryl Valentine - Fingal 

354. Aoife Roche - Dublin City 

355. Barbara-Anne Murphy - Wexford 

356. Barry Kevin - Meath 

357. Bernadette Kerr - Fingal 

358. Bernie Carberry - Dublin City 

359. Breandan Fitzgerald - Kerry 

360. Brendan Heneghan - Dublin City 

361 . Brendan Heneghan - General 

362. Carmel McCartney - South Dublin 

363. Catherine and Tony O'Reilly - Fingal 

364. Cathriona Clooney - Laois 

365. Charlotte Boyd - Fingal 

366. Claudia Kennedy - Donegal 

367. Claudia White - Kerry 

368. Cliodhna McCaul - Fingal 

369. Colin & Bernadette McKeeman - Dublin City 

370. Conor McManus - Dublin City 

371 . Cormac Bohan - Louth 

372. Daragh & Aoife Sheedy - Fingal 

373. David & Deirdre Smith - Fingal 

374. Debbie Brereton - Fingal 

375. Denis Thomas - Fingal 

376. Denise Lord & Jacinta Eydan - Fingal 

377. Denise Thomas - Fingal 

378. Derek & Andrea Neill - Fingal 

379. Derek Malone - Fingal 

380. Dermot and Mary Williams - Fingal 

381 . Dermot Frost - Dublin City 

382. DJ Moore - Kildare 

383. Dominic Doheny - Offaly 

384. Douglas, Cork - General 

385. Dr. Brendan O'Keeffe - Limerick 

386. Duncan Smith - Fingal 

387. Eamonn Fitzgerald - Kerry 



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388. Edel Fitzgerald - Kerry 

389. Edward Gaffney - Dublin City 

390. Eileen O'Connor - Kerry 

391 . Eithne Mc Rory - Fingal 

392. Elaine Cassidy - Fingal 

393. Elaine Mullen - Fingal 

394. Elizabeth Maguire - Mayo 

395. Eoghan & Judith Crawford - Fingal 

396. Eoin D Murphy - Fingal 

397. Eoin 6 Niallain - Clare 

398. Eric & Clodagh Williams - Fingal 

399. Fiona O'Connor - Dublin City 

400. Fiona O'Sullivan - Kerry 

401 . Frank Foley - Dublin City 

402. Frank Kearney - Galway City 

403. Freda King - Fingal 

404. Gareth Cummings - Fingal 

405. Gerry Kerr - Dublin City 

406. Gillian Mayer - Fingal 

407. Graham Butler - Wicklow 

408. Graham 6 Maonaigh - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown 

409. Hannah Sweeney - Fingal 

410. Helen Sheridan - Fingal 

41 1 . Helen Smith - Galway City 

412. Hugh Hennelly - General 

413. Ian McGahon - Wicklow 

414. Ian McGuinness - Fingal 

415. James Lawless - Kildare 

416. James Lynch - Laois 

417. James Moran - Limerick 

418. Jason McCutcheon - Clare 

419. Jennifer Cannon - Fingal 

420. Jennifer O'Brien - Clare 

421 . Jeremiah Clifford - Kerry 

422. Jessica Keogh & Kay Keogh - Fingal 

423. Jimmy Austin - Meath 

424. Joe O'Brien - Fingal 

425. Johanne Friel (2 submissions) - Fingal 

426. John F. O'Sullivan - Cork 

427. John Garvey - General 

428. John Hardiman - Limerick 

429. John Michael O'Donoghue - Kerry 

430. John Twomey - General 

431. John Wren - Kerry 

432. Joseph Corr - Fingal 

433. Karlo Kennedy - Galway City 

434. Kathleen Gleeson - Cavan 

435. Keith Henry - Sligo 

436. Ken Duffy - Fingal 

437. Kevin Donovan - General 

438. Lauryn Mullins - Fingal 

439. Liam Walsh - Tipperary 

440. Linda Rutland - Fingal 

441 . Lisa & Colin Delaney - Fingal 

442. Lorna Moorhead, Wexford 

443. Maeve Rutland - Fingal 

444. Mairead McCarthy - Kerry 

445. Marie T. Cummins - Fingal 



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446. Martin Quirke - Kerry 

447. Mary Halton - Fingal 

448. Mary O'Connell - Kerry 

449. Mary O'Donoghue - General 

450. Mary Prendergast, Anne McHale, Ann Corbett, Tony O'Connor - Mayo 

451 . Maura Ryan - Kerry 

452. Michael Brennan - Limerick 

453. Michael Cubbard - Galway City 

454. Michael J. Deane - Mayo 

455. Michael Kennedy - Fingal 

456. Michael Lawless - Galway County 

457. Michael McCoy - General 

458. Morgan Pierce - Kerry 

459. Myles Cottrell - Fingal 

460. Naomi Watkins - Fingal 

461 . Niamh Kernan - Dublin City 

462. Niamh Walsh - Galway City 

463. Noel Dempsey - Meath 

464. Noel Kennedy - Kerry 

465. Noel Lyons - Galway County 

466. Noel Merrick - Sligo 

467. Noel Rock - Dublin City 

468. Noeleen Nolan - Fingal 

469. Oliver McCann - Fingal 

470. Olivia Morgan - Fingal 

471 . Olivia Nyland - Galway City 

472. Oonagh & Keith Myers - Fingal 

473. Paddy Campbell - Galway 

474. Padraic Fanning - Meath 

475. Pat Costello - Limerick 

476. Pat McDaid - Louth 

477. Pat Mullins - Fingal 

478. Patricia Giles - Meath 

479. Patrick Hourigan - Limerick City and County 

480. Patrick Kelly - Dublin Area - General 

481. Patrick Kelly -Sligo 

482. Patrick Suttle - Fingal 

483. Paul Dodd - Fingal 

484. Peadar Farrell - Dublin City 

485. Peter and Vanessa D'Arcy - Fingal 

486. Peter Clancy - Fingal 

487. Peter Irvine - Fingal 

488. Robert & Sue Connolly - Fingal 

489. Robert M.Foley - Dublin City 

490. Roisin Hartigan - Limerick County 

491 . Rosalie Pettit - Dublin City 

492. Ryan Hunt - Dublin City 

493. Sarah Cubbard - Galway City 

494. Seamas O'Neill - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 

495. Sean Brennan - Limerick 

496. Sean Cleary - Mayo 

497. Sean Counihan - General 

498. Sean Hallinan - Mayo 

499. Seanachan Mac Gearailt - Kerry 

500. Stephen McKee - Meath 

501 . Terry Gilliam - Clare 

502. Terry Maguire - Fingal 

503. Thomas & Susan Grogan - Fingal 



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504. Thomas Healy - Sligo 

505. Thomas O'Leary - Kerry 

506. Tomas Tuipear - Cork 

507. Tony Donnelly - Fingal 

508. William Winters - Wicklow 



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Appendix IV 

Maps showing the local electoral areas decided in 2008 



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